Dinner

Garlic Quinoa

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:18

Serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
2 cups water or broth
1/4 teaspoon salt

Sauté the onion in olive oil for 2-3 minutes; add garlic and continue sautéing for another 30 seconds. Add quinoa, water and salt to pan; bring to boil then reduce heat then cover and simmer 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Serve warm.

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Amazon Grilled Sea Bass / Grilled Sea Bass wrapped in banana leaves

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:51

Serves 6

Ingredients:

6 Sea bass fillets or other firm white fish
16 thin fresh lemon slices
8 sprigs fresh thyme
8 large banana leaves, soaked in water to make them easier to work with
12 toothpicks (soak them in water)
1 tablespoon olive oil

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Lentils and Spinach / Lentejas con Espinacas

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:45

Serves 2

Ingredientes :

1 cup of lentil
2 cups of water
1 lb baby spinach leaves
1 tsp oil
1 small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (1 tbsp for decoration)
1/3 cup plain yogurt (optional)
Salt
Pepper

Preparation:

Boil lentils with salty water. Lower the heat and allow to cook until soft. Drain any extra water. Set on the side.

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Spiced Citrus Pork / Adobo de Chancho II

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:16

Serves 6

1 head garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons ground annatto
2 teaspoons ground cumin
Salt and pepper
1 cup white vinegar
3 pounds shoulder of pork, cut into 2-inch cubes
Oil as needed
1/4 cup blood orange juice
1/8 cup lemon juice
1-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes

Puree the garlic cloves with the annatto, cumin, salt and pepper to taste, and vinegar. Put the pork pieces into a large bowl and pour the garlic marinade over them, mixing well. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator, covered.

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Stuffed Trout / Trucha Serrana / Trucha con Jamon y Queso

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:09

Serves 2

1 (1-pound) fresh trout, cleaned, head and tail attached
Salt and pepper
4 ounces queso fresco, quartered
4 ounces boiled ham, quartered
1/4 cup flour
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs
1 cup peanut oil

Salt and pepper the inside of the trout. Add the pieces of cheese and ham, enough to fill the cavity. Press to close. Sprinkle the trout on both sides with the flour, then dip it into the egg. Roll in the bread crumbs until coated.

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Cilantro Beef Stew / Seco de Res

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:04

Serves 6

3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoons ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 pounds beef, cubed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp aji amarillo paste / hot yellow chili pepper paste
2 cups beef stock
1 tablespoon cilantro (blended with very little water)
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1 large baking potato, peeled and cubed

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Peruvian Rice with Duck / Arroz con Pato

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:57

Serves 4

4 duck legs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 large onion, chopped
3 tbsp aji amarillo paste / hot yellow chili pepper paste
1 cup fresh cilantro, blended in very little water
1/2 cup of Pisco
4 cups broth or water
1 cup beer
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup carrots, diced
2 sweet peppers (red, yellow or orange) julienne
3 cups long grain rice
Salt and Pepper

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Shrimps in a Cream Sauce / Picante de Camarones

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:45

Serves 4

3 pounds shrimps, shelled and deveined
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 onions, finely chopped
3 tbsp Ají Amarillo paste / yellow hot chili peppers paste
4 slices bread soaked with a little milk
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 teaspoon tarragon
1 teaspoon thyme
Salt and pepper
3 cups heavy cream
Parmesan cheese as desired

Preparation:

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add the shrimps and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until they turn pink. Remove from pan, drain and set aside.

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Chicken causa / Potatoe stuffed with chicken/ Causa de Pollo

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:41

Ingredients :
Causa:
2 lb golden potatoes
1 cup of freshly squeezed lime juice
Ground fresh hot yellow pepper (Ají amarillo fresco) as desired
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Salt
Pepper

Filling:
2 chicken breast, boiled, shredded, seasoned with salt, pepper and mixed with
mayonnaise
Mayonnaise, as needed
2 avocados, peeled and cut lengthwise
4 boiled eggs, peeled and sliced
Red sweet pepper for decoration

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Peruvian Kabobs, Anticuchos, Beef Heart Kabobs, Skewered Beef Heart

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:35

Peruvian Creole Beef Hearts ANTICUCHOS DE CORAZON A LA CRIOLLA

Ingredients:
Anticucho
1 Beef heart
2 tbsp of salt
¾ tbsp pepper
½ tbsp ground cumin
1 ½ tbsp fresh ground garlic
¾ cup of the best red vinegar you can get.

Aji for basting (Salsa de Ají):
Yellow pepper (Aji amarillo).
7 tbsp of annatto oil

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Anticucho

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