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Onion Creole Sauce / Salsa Criolla

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:27

Ingredients :

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)
Salt
Pepper
Juice of 3 key limes
Vegetable oil
Cilantro or parsley, minced

Preparation:

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.

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SOUTHERN FLANK STEAK

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:23

Ingredients :

2 tbsp ketchup
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Salt
2 lbs flank steak
1 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp ají panca / sundried red aji (chili) paste (available on line, whole
sundried, paste or powder)
Pepper
10 medium size golden potatoes

Preparation:

Boil meat in water for approx. 3 hours until meat is tender. Remove meat and cut in individual servings.

Combine vinegar, sundried red pepper paste, ketchup, soy sauce, crushed garlic, salt and pepper and marinate meat for 2 hours. Remove meat and save marinade.

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SECO DE CORDERO / Lamb in Cilantro Sauce

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:19

Ingredients :

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
Salt
Pepper
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

Preparation:

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.

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Fried Pork Creole Style / Chicharrones

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:14

Ingredients :

4 lb pork meat
Salt
Water
Sweet potatoes
Creole Sauce

Creole Sauce:
3 medium size onions, thinly cut
2 aji amarillo fresco/ fresh yellow aji (chili), seeded
¼ cup cilantro, finely minced
2 limes freshly squeezed
Salt

Preparation:

Cut pork meat in medium size pieces and marinate with salt overnight.

Place meat in a heavy bottom pan and cover with water.

Bring to a boil, covered, and simmer until water is evaporated. Remove cover and continue cooking pork in their own fat until meat is tender and golden.

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Shredded Chicken in a light cheese Sauce / Aji de Gallina light

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:06

Ingredients :

2 whole chicken breasts with bone
1 carrot, peeled and cut in large pieces
2 celery stalks
2 parsley springs
½ leek
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)
Salt
Pepper
6 potatoes, boiled, peeled and halved

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Peruvian Sea Food Soup / Parihuela

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:53

Ingredients :

½ cup vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 medium size onions, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp ají panca / sundried red aji (chili) paste
3 ají mirasol / sundried yellow aji (chili)
1 tsp fresh oregano
1 bay leaf
¾ cup white wine
8 small fish fillets
3 lbs fish head, trimmings and bones
16 mussels
10 oz (300 g) crayfish
10 oz (300 g) shrimps
10 oz (300 g) squids, cut in rings
8 clams, cleaned
8 scallops
2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons minced parsley

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CHUPE DE CAMARONES / Shrimp Soup / Shrimp Bisque.

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:48

Ingredients :

5 lb 8 oz (2 ½ k) large shrimp
¾ cup vegetable oil
2 large onions, chopped
5 tomatoes, chopped
6 tablespoons ají panca / sundried red aji (chili) paste
2.2 lb (1 k) peas
14 small potatoes (yellow flesh if available)
3 corns, cut in 2-inch slices
1 ½ cup rice
1 cup evaporated milk
3/4 cup (200 g) fresh farmers cheese (feta), diced
12 eggs
2 teaspoons crushed garlic
½ teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon oregano
Salt
Pepper

Preparation:

Peel and devein shrimp. Reserve corals, skins and heads. Separate 12 whole shrimp for decoration.

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Salsa de Rocoto / Red Hot Pepper Sauce

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:39

Ingredients :

1 rocoto pepper / red hot chili pepper
½ cup evaporated milk
1 lemon
1 cup of oil
1 tsp salt
Pinch of pepper

Preparation:

Wash, clean and devein rocoto pepper. Add all ingredients in the blender obtaining a sauce consistency.

Serve this sauce in a sauce boat to accompany any meal.

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Peruvian Fish broth/ Chilcano

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:35

Ingredients :

6 fish fillets
2 lb heads and backbone of fish
¼ cup vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 onion, coarsely cut
2 tomatoes, coarsely cut
1 celery stalk, chopped
2 green onions, finely chopped
9 cups water
1 leek (white part) finely chopped
Salt
Pepper
cilantro
parsley
2 mint sprigs
½ medium size yucca (cassava), cut in small pieces
2 boiled potatoes, cut in 4
1 corn, cut in slices
1 Ají mirasol / Sundried yellow aji (chili), toasted
Key lime
Parsley, finely chopped for decoration

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Mussels Peruvian Style / Mussels Callao Style/ Choros a la Chalaca

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:30

Ingredients :

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
Salt
Pepper
1 key lime, cut in wedges to serve

Preparation:

Rinse mussels thoroughly and scrub under running water. Discard any mussels that are not tightly closed.

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