Lunch

Tomato Spiced Rice

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 16:31

Serves 8 to 10

3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Lemon juice
Salt
4 cups water
1 pound washed rice
1 onion, finely chopped
2 pound of ground beef
2 tomatoes, finely chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
4 tablespoons of raisins
5 black olives, chopped
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
1 tablespoon of finely minced parsley

Sauté the garlic in oil, add a few drops of lemon juice, a pinch of salt and the water, bring to a boil. Add rice and cook for 20-25 minutes, until cooked.

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Shredded Chicken on a chesse sauce / Aji de Gallina

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 16:27

Serves 8

4 pounds chicken, boiled and shredded
1/2 cup olive oil
1 large onion, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 hot yellow chilies
1 tsp turmeric
Salt and pepper
1/4 loaf of bread soaked in chicken stock
1/4 pound chopped pecans
4 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
1 can evaporated milk
4 hard boiled eggs, quartered
1/2 cup black olives

In a large saucepan, heat the oil and sauté the onion, garlic, chili peppers, turmeric, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, or until the onions are golden.

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Fricassee of Pork

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 16:17

Serves 8

2 teaspoons cumin
2 to 3 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
5 cloves garlic, sliced
4 quarts water
5 pounds pork shoulder, quartered
1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

In a food processor, puree the cumin, chili powder, pepper, turmeric, and garlic. Set aside.

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Tamarind Pork / Pork in Tamarind Sauce / Chancho con Tamarindo

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 16:10

Serves 4

1 pound boneless pork, cubed
4 cups water
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon chopped ginger
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups tamarind sauce
Salt and pepper

In a large stock pot, cook the pork in the water with the garlic and ginger over moderate heat for 45 minutes, or until tender. Drain and cool slightly.

Heat the oil in a saute pan over high heat and brown pork for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the tamarind sauce (see recipe below) reduce the heat, and cook 4 to 5 minutes more. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Tamarind Sauce
Ingredients :

½ cup water

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Peruvian Sweet Fritters / Picarones

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

Serves 10

Ingredients :

1lb sweet potatoes, peeled
1lb squash, peeled
1lb flour
3 tablespoons fresh yeast
2 cinnamon sticks
4 cloves
2 tablespoons aniseed
3 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
2 eggs slightly beaten
Oil, necessary amount for frying

Syrup:
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups white sugar
4 cloves
2 cinnamon sticks
2 allspice
Peel of 1 orange, cut into thick large strips
4 cups water

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Peruvian Fresh Ham / Country Ham / Jamon del Pais

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:55

Makes approximately 3 to 4 pounds

12 large cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons ground annatto seeds
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper
6 pounds pork shoulder, boned and rolled
4 tablespoons oil

Crush the garlic cloves and mix to a paste with the annatto, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste. Spread onto the pork, place the pork into a large baking dish, cover loosely with foil, and refrigerate overnight.

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Stuffed Potatoe / Papas Rellenas

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:49

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients :

2 lbs potatoes
Salt
Pepper
4 eggs (1 fresh and 3 hard boiled)
6 tablespoons oil
1 lb ground beef
1 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
6 seedless black olives cut in 4
½ cup tomato, diced, peeled and seeded
1 teaspoon minced parsley
1 teaspoon minced cilantro
¼ cup raisins

Preparation:

Wash potatoes and place them in a medium size pan with salted water. Bring to a boil. Cook until soft. Remove from heat. Peel.

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Fried Calamari / Chicharron de Calamar /Calamares Fritos

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:41

Serves 4

1 pound calamari (squid)
Salt and pepper
1 cup flour
Oil

Clean and cut calamari into rings. Season with salt and pepper and toss in flour until coated. Heat the oil in a large nonstick saute pan and cook until the calamari is golden and crispy. Fry the calamari in small batches, making sure the oil is hot before starting your next batch. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to paper towels to drain. Serve with Tartar sauce and lemon wedges or with any mayonnaise based sauce for dipping.

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Cupos

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:34

Serves 4

1 pound ground beef
1/2 pound white long grain rice, cooked
1/4 pound pork sausage, sliced
1 head cabbage, chopped and boiled
4 (15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 large onion, chopped
5 fresh bay leaves
Salt and pepper

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Chicken Cau Cau / Cau Cau de Pollo

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 15:06

Serves 6

Ingredients :

1 lb chicken breasts, boned, skinless, diced
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 medium size onions, finely chopped
½ teaspoon minced garlic
2 fresh yellow aji (chili) seedless and deveined, blended
1 teaspoon turmeric
½ cup chicken broth
2 cups potato, peeled, diced
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 ½ tablespoons chopped mint
Salt
Pepper
Pinch of ground cumin

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