The roots of Pisco itself reach back to the 16th century and stem from Colonial rule.The Spaniards brought the grape to the Peruvian region from Europe, but the King of Spain banned wine in the 17th Century, forcing locals to concoct a different kind of alcohol from the grape. Since 2003 Pisco Sour day is celebrated in Peru on the first Saturday of February.
2 medium size red onions
1 or 2 ají amarillo/ fresh yellow aji (chili), seeded, deveined, juliene (or
1tsp of Peruvian yellow hot sauce that comes on a paste)
Juice of 3 key limes
Cilantro or parsley, minced
Slice onions very thin. Soak in a bowl with water, change water several times to rinse off the strong flavor of onions. Drain and let them dry.
Place onions in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
4 lb 8 oz lamb meat, cut in medium size pieces
½ cup vegetable oil
2 large onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon garlic
ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili) , blended, to taste
½ teaspoon cumin
1 ½ cup cilantro, blended
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup beer
1 lb potato, cooked and peeled
1 cup cooked fresh green peas
Heat oil in a large saucepan, sautee garlic and onion until tender, add lamb meat and sautee until golden. Add chili, cumin. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
2 whole chicken breasts with bone
1 carrot, peeled and cut in large pieces
2 celery stalks
2 parsley springs
½ cup oil, approx.
1 large onion, finely chopped
½ teaspoon garlic, finely minced
pinch of turmeric
6 fresh yellow/ají amarillo, seeded, deveined and blended
12 saltine crackers, more or less depending on thickness of sauce.
½ cup evaporated milk, light
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
½ cup nuts, finely chopped (pecans, walnuts, or cashew nuts)
6 potatoes, boiled, peeled and halved
12 mussels tightly closed
2 medium size onions, finely chopped
Juice of 3 key limes
1 tablespoon ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili), blended
½ rocoto / red hot pepper, rinsed, seeded and deveined, finely chopped
1 ½ tablespoon parsley, finely chopped
¾ cups corn kernels, cooked
½ tomato, peeled, seeded and cut in small cubes
1 tablespoon oil
1 key lime, cut in wedges to serve
Rinse mussels thoroughly and scrub under running water. Discard any mussels that are not tightly closed.