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CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:23

Serves 4

2 cups water
1 cup light brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 cup dark rum
1 tablespoon lime juice
Lime slices for garnish

In top of double boiler add water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks. Fill halfway with water and set over medium-high heat. Stir mixture until sugar dissolves, then continue heating 10 minutes, making sure that mixture does not boil, and lowering heat if necessary.


Grilled Fish Amazon style / Patarashca

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

Serves 6


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

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.


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


Torre de Frutas con Crema Peruana

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:10

Serves 8

12 large square wonton wrappers
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 mango, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1 papaya, peeled, seeded, and sliced
1/4 cup confectioners sugar


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.


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


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


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


Meat Pockets/ Hot Pockets / Empanadas

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

Makes 20 empanadas


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
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



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


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
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.


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.