Lunch

Shrimp Stew / Chupe de Camarones II

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:51

Serves 4

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 pounds raw, unpeeled shrimps
1 tsp garlic, minced
Salt
1 onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3 tbsp aji panca paste / hot red panca pepper paste
1 tsp ground cumin
3 tomatoes, cubed
Dash hot pepper sauce
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cubed
1 1/2 cup green cabbage, chopped
6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 ears sweet corn, halved
1 cup of lima beans
1/2 cup rice
Mint sprig
2 eggs
3/4 cup fresh cheese cubed
5 cups water
1 cup heavy cream

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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

Causa:

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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

Preparation:
Anticucho

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Grilled Fish Amazon style / Patarashca

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:21

Serves 6

Ingredients:

6 medium size whole fish, cleaned
2 tbsp garlic, crushed
1 cup onions, chopped
4 hot peppers
cilantro
1/8 cup oil
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
Salt as desired
6 banana leaves (bijao leaves)
Salt

Preheat the grill to low.

Mix onions, garlic, oil, pepper, cumin, hot pepper, cilantro and salt. Fill the inside of the fish with this mix, wrap fish with banana leaves tie it with a string. Place them in the grill for about 15 minutes until done.

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Chicken Peanut Sauce and Pasta / Pasta con Pollo y Salsa de Mani

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:15

Serves 6

12 ounces pasta, such as fettuccine, uncooked
2 tablespoons sesame oil, plus 1 teaspoon
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 red jalapeños, stemmed, seeded, and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into strips
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 8-ounce package frozen snow peas, thawed

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Sweet Potato Bisque / Sopa de Camotes a la Arequipeña

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

Serves 4

3 sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled, and sliced
1 cup chopped smoked ham
1 1/2 cups chopped roasted red bell peppers
5 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
1/3 cup sour cream, warmed
1/4 cup red bell pepper, minced (for garnish)

Puree potatoes, ham, bell peppers, stock, and cilantro in food processor. Pour mixture in a stock pot over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until warmed through. Ladle soup into bowls or a serving dish. Drizzle sour cream over soup and sprinkle with minced red bell pepper.

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Peruvian Purple Potato and Scallion Salad

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:04

Serves 10

4 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds small to medium-size unpeeled purple potatoes
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 yellow or red bell pepper, seeded and diced into 1/4-inch cubes
2 medium-size carrots, thinly sliced
1 large red onion, very thinly sliced
6 scallions, white and pale green parts thinly sliced
1/4 cup chopped oil-cured black olives
3 tablespoons coarsely ground mustard
3 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons chipotle peppers, pureed
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Tuna Fish Ceviche / Ceviche de Atun

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 16:59

Ingredients :

2 cans solid white tuna, drained
Juice of 5 limes
3 onions, cut julienne style
2 ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili)seeded, deveined and chopped
Lettuce for decoration
6 thick slices of cooked sweet potatoes
2 corn on the cob, cut in sections
2 tbsp finely chopped celery
1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
1 tbsp chopped cilantro
1 tbsp ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili) paste
1 tsp garlic
Salt
Pepper

Preparation:

Combine onions with lime juice and celery. Add tuna, chopped fresh aji, and mix.

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Meat Pockets/ Hot Pockets / Empanadas

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 16:52

Makes 20 empanadas

Ingredients:

Dough:
4 cups of flour
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups cold water
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Meat filling:
1 1/2 cup onions, chopped
1/4 cup oil
1 lb ground beef
3 cloves garlic -- minced
Salt & Pepper to taste
Paprika
Cumin
1 tsp aji amarillo paste / hot yellow chili pepper paste as desired
3 hard boiled eggs chopped
Chopped olives (optional)
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp milk

Preparation:

Dough:

Mix flour, salt and baking powder with the oil and butter. Stir gently to blend.

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