Dinner

Parboiled / Sancochado

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:45

Serves 8

Water
4 pounds beef (brisket, flank steak or rump) cut into large pieces
1 pound chickpeas, cooked
4 corn, sliced into large pieces, boiled and cooked
4 sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled and cut into quarters.
2 pounds lima beans
Salt to taste
6 carrots, peeled and cut in half
3 medium turnips, peeled and quartered
2 pounds of yucca root, peeled and quartered
8 potatoes, peeled and cut in half
1 small cabbage, cut into chunks
2 leeks, cut in half lengthwise
4 celery stalks, cut into large pieces
Salt and pepper

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Cilantro Chicken Soup/ Aguadito de Pollo

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:41

Serves 6

Ingredients :

1 whole chicken cut up
½ cup vegetable oil
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 cup chopped onion
¾ cup cilantro leaves chopped and blended with ¼ cup water
¾ cup peas
Ground Fresh yellow hot pepper/ají amarillo paste
1 tablespoon paprika
½ cup black beer
8 golden yellow potatoes, peeled and cut in halves
1 cup rice
1 red pepper cut in strips
1 small leek
6 celery stalks
6 ½ cups chicken broth
Cumin to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

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Ocopa Sauce, Salsa de Ocopa

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:30

Ingredients :

4 ó 5 Peruvian hot yellow peppers/ají amarillo fresh, pitted (or 2tbs hot
yellow pepper paste).
1 onion peeled and cut in half
2 garlic cloves
3 pieces of plain vanilla crackers
1.5 cup fresh cheese feta o ricotta)
3 tbsp toasted peanuts (or cashews)
Oil as needed.
1 cilantro sprig
¾ cup evaporated milk
1 black mint sprig
Salt
Pepper

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Frezzed Dried Potatoes with Pork / Carapulca / Carapulcra / Papa Seca

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:25

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients :

1 lb freeze dried potatoes
2 lb boneless pork meat
3 oz peanuts, toasted and coarsely processed
2 tbsp crushed garlic.
3 tbsp ají panca molido / sundried red aji (chili) paste
2 tbsp ají mirasol / sundried yellow aji (chili) paste
¼ cup red vinegar
1 cup dry white wine
½ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon cumin
4 cups chicken bouillon
¼ cup port wine
Salt

Preparation:

Brown freeze dried potato in a skillet until golden. Transfer to a bowl and cover with water for 30 minutes approximately. Drain, set on the side.

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Pork in a Cilantro Sauce / Seco de Cerdo

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:10

Ingredients :

4 lb pork meat, cut in medium size pieces
2 onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 fresh red pepper, seedless, cut julienne
1 cup cilantro leaves, blended with very little water
1 beef bouillon cube dissolved in ½ cup hot water
1 cup dry white wine
1 bottle of beer
1 tablespoons ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili) blended
8 medium-size golden potatoes, peeled and cut in half
1 carrot, diced
1 cup fresh peas
Salt
Pepper

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Crab Meat Ceviche / Ceviche de Cangrejo

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:06

Serves 4

Ingredients :

1 lb lump crab meat, picked over and flaked
20 snow peas or Chinese peas, cooked until crisp tender, cut into thin julienne
¼ cup cilantro leaves, finely chopped
2 fresh yellow aji, seeded and deveined, cut into thin julienne
8 limes freshly squeezed
Lettuce leaves
12 whole cooked crab claws, to serve with the ceviche (optional)
Salt
Pepper
Green onion, (scallions) green part, finely chopped
Aji limo (small red hot pepper) in slices, for decoration

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Chickpea Stew / Estofado de Garbanzos

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:49

Serves 4

1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups cooked chickpeas
4 tomatoes, peeled and sliced into wedges
1 small yellow squash, peeled and diced
1 teaspoon cilantro
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon allspice
Salt and pepper

In a deep stock pot, saute the onion and garlic in oil until onions turn golden brown. Add the chickpeas, tomato wedges, diced squash, and all the seasonings.

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Tuna Stuffed Potato/ Causa stuffed with Tuna/ Causa rellena de Atun

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:40

Ingredients :

2 lbs golden potatoes
¼ cup oil
1/2 cup lime juice
Salt
Pepper
1 tbsp ground aji amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili)
1 fresh broiled tuna fish or 2 6-oz cans of tunafish packed in oil seasoned with
lime juice and chopped onions.
½ red onion, diced
2 tomatoes
2 sliced avocados
2 cups mayonnaise
Parsley or cilantro
8 Mediterranean olives
2 hardboiled eggs
Red pepper, thinly sliced for decoration

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Peruvian Tamales Lima Style / Tamales Limenos

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:18

Makes 30 to 40 tamales

2 pounds peeled white corn
1 teaspoon coarse salt
4 garlic cloves, peeled.
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons vinegar
6 sun dried red aji panca (chilies)
2 1/2 pounds boneless pork chops
1/2 pound pork fat
2 cups water
1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds, ground
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, ground
6 egg yolks
1 pound banana leaves (cut in 12-inch X 18-inch pieces)
2 eggs, hard boiled and quartered
2 fresh yellow aji mirasol (chilies), roasted
15 Mediterranean olives, pitted and cut in half
Cooking String

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Peruvian Stir Fry with Soy Sauce /Lomo Saltado con Sillau / Lomo Saltado III

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:58

Serves 6

1 1/2 tablespoons crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds flank steak, cut into strips
2 medium red onions, cut into strips
4 medium tomatoes, quartered
1-2 jalapeno pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
4 potatoes, peeled, cut into strips for french fries
Salt and pepper
Canola oil

Directions:
Make french fries with the potatoes and set on the side.

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