Lunch

Potatoes and Cheese Ajiaco Style / Ajiaco de Papas

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:38

Ingredients:

½ cup of oil
1 medium onion, diced
1 garlic clove, finely diced
Hot Yellow Pepper paste as desired
1 tsp paprika
2 lbs white potatoes peeled, boiled and cut into pieces
¾ cup beef broth
¾ cup fresh cheese
3 tbsp parsley
½ cup of evaporated milk
Salt
Pepper

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Molded Rice with Meat Filling / Arroz Tapado

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:33

Serves 6

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
Salt
4 cups water
3 cups of rice
1 onion, finely chopped
1 lb of ground beef
1 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp of cumin
Pepper to taste
4 tsp raisins
5 black Mediterranean olives, seeded and quartered
2 hard boiled eggs, cut into wedges
1 tbsp parsley, chopped

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Peruvian Stir Fry / Lomo Saltado II

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:32

Serves 6

2 pounds flank or skirt steak
1 tbsp red wine
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp minced garlic
4 tomatoes, chopped
Salt, pepper and cumin to taste
2 medium onions, thickly sliced
Chopped parsley
1 tbsp vinegar
5 medium potatoes, thinly sliced for French Fries
Vegetable oil

Cut steak into thin strips and marinate in wine for 1 hour. In a large sauté pan, heat the oil and add the garlic. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the steak, and continue to cook until steak reaches desired doneness. Season with salt, pepper, cumin. Reserve some of the cooking liquids.

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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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Marinated Fish Creole Style / Tiradito Creole Style / Tiradito Criollo

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:28

Ingredients :

1 lb flounder or similar fish
1 aji limo / limo pepper (chili), seeded and deveined, finely chopped
Cooked corn kernels for decoration
Sweet potato, cooked and cut in slices for decoration

Marinade:
Juice of 6 limes
1 tbsp cilantro
2 celery stalks, cut in pieces
½ tsp fresh ginger, minced
½ tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp onion, chopped
1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
Salt
Pepper

Ají Cream Sauce:
1 lb ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup sugar
Salt
Pepper

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Refried Rice and Beans / Tacu Tacu

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:28

Ingredients :

3 cups beans (preferably Peruvian Canary beans)
1 lb pork fat or bacon, diced
2 cups of cooked rice
2 onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 fresh yellow aji/chili (aji amarillo fresco), seeded and deveined

Preparation:

Soak beans overnight. Drain and cook in unsalted water together with pork fat or bacon until soft.

Remove from heat and let cool. Beat with a wooden spoon to form a coarse purée. Set aside and let cool.

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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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Winter Squash Soup / Sopa de Zapallo

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

Serves 6

Ingredients :

1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 fresh yellow aji pepper (chili), seeded and deveined, finely chopped
Water, the necessary amount
2 lb winter squash (acorn, buttercup, butternut or similar) seeded, chopped
1 lb potatoes, peeled and diced
½ cup fresh fava beans
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 oz fresh cheese, diced
Spearmint sprig (optional)
Salt
Pepper
2 tablespoons oil

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Peruvian Steamed Fish / Poached Fish / Pescado Sudado

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:18

Serves 6

Ingredients :

6 fish fillets, clean, with no bones
½ cup vegetable oil
1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 fresh yellow ají paste(chili, optional)
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ cup dry white wine
2 tomatoes, peeled and cut in slices
Juice of 1 lime
Salt
Pepper

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Seabass Ceviche / Ceviche de Corvina

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:16

Serves 4

1 3/4 pounds skinless sea bass filets, or any fresh white fish.
1 red onion, finely sliced (washed and rinsed with salty water as to tame the strong flavor)
1 red aji limo pepper (chili), chopped very fine
1/2 yellow aji pepper (chili), chopped very fine
1 cup lime juice
Salt
1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
1 tsp crushed garlic
Lettuce to decorate
2 corn on the cob sliced on 1 inch rounds
2 sweet potatoes, boiled and sliced

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