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Ocopa Sauce, Salsa de Ocopa

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:30

Ingredients :

4 ó 5 Peruvian hot yellow peppers/ají amarillo fresh, pitted (or 2tbs hot
yellow pepper paste).
1 onion peeled and cut in half
2 garlic cloves
3 pieces of plain vanilla crackers
1.5 cup fresh cheese feta o ricotta)
3 tbsp toasted peanuts (or cashews)
Oil as needed.
1 cilantro sprig
¾ cup evaporated milk
1 black mint sprig
Salt
Pepper

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Marinated Fish Creole Style / Tiradito Creole Style / Tiradito Criollo

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:28

Ingredients :

1 lb flounder or similar fish
1 aji limo / limo pepper (chili), seeded and deveined, finely chopped
Cooked corn kernels for decoration
Sweet potato, cooked and cut in slices for decoration

Marinade:
Juice of 6 limes
1 tbsp cilantro
2 celery stalks, cut in pieces
½ tsp fresh ginger, minced
½ tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp onion, chopped
1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped
Salt
Pepper

Ají Cream Sauce:
1 lb ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili)
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
¼ cup sugar
Salt
Pepper

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Marinade:

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Black Mint Sauce / Huacatay Sauce / Salsa de Huacatay/ Aji de Huacatay

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:26

HUACATAY (BLACK MINT) SAUCE

Ingredients :

1 lb farmers cheese (ricotta, feta)
¾ cup cream or evaporated milk
Huacatay (Black Mint) leaves
Salt

Preparation:

Place in blender or processor, cheese, cream or milk, and huacatay leaves.

Blend until mixture is creamy.

Add 1 teaspoon ground ají amarillo /hot yellow pepper as desired.

8 servings

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Refried Rice and Beans / Tacu Tacu

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:28

Ingredients :

3 cups beans (preferably Peruvian Canary beans)
1 lb pork fat or bacon, diced
2 cups of cooked rice
2 onions, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 fresh yellow aji/chili (aji amarillo fresco), seeded and deveined

Preparation:

Soak beans overnight. Drain and cook in unsalted water together with pork fat or bacon until soft.

Remove from heat and let cool. Beat with a wooden spoon to form a coarse purée. Set aside and let cool.

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Frezzed Dried Potatoes with Pork / Carapulca / Carapulcra / Papa Seca

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:25

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients :

1 lb freeze dried potatoes
2 lb boneless pork meat
3 oz peanuts, toasted and coarsely processed
2 tbsp crushed garlic.
3 tbsp ají panca molido / sundried red aji (chili) paste
2 tbsp ají mirasol / sundried yellow aji (chili) paste
¼ cup red vinegar
1 cup dry white wine
½ teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon cumin
4 cups chicken bouillon
¼ cup port wine
Salt

Preparation:

Brown freeze dried potato in a skillet until golden. Transfer to a bowl and cover with water for 30 minutes approximately. Drain, set on the side.

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Parsley Sauce / Salsa de Perejil

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:23

Serves 6

Ingredients :

1 cup parsley leaves
½ cup olive oil
4 ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili) washed, seeded and deveined.
1 teaspoon salt

Preparation:

Blend or process parsley leaves with olive oil and aji.

Add salt. Mixture must be creamy.

Serve with: potatoes, meats or fish.

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Winter Squash Soup / Sopa de Zapallo

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

Serves 6

Ingredients :

1 small onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 fresh yellow aji pepper (chili), seeded and deveined, finely chopped
Water, the necessary amount
2 lb winter squash (acorn, buttercup, butternut or similar) seeded, chopped
1 lb potatoes, peeled and diced
½ cup fresh fava beans
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 oz fresh cheese, diced
Spearmint sprig (optional)
Salt
Pepper
2 tablespoons oil

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Peruvian Steamed Fish / Poached Fish / Pescado Sudado

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:18

Serves 6

Ingredients :

6 fish fillets, clean, with no bones
½ cup vegetable oil
1 large onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp fresh ginger, minced
1 fresh yellow ají paste(chili, optional)
1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ cup dry white wine
2 tomatoes, peeled and cut in slices
Juice of 1 lime
Salt
Pepper

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Seabass Ceviche / Ceviche de Corvina

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:16

Serves 4

1 3/4 pounds skinless sea bass filets, or any fresh white fish.
1 red onion, finely sliced (washed and rinsed with salty water as to tame the strong flavor)
1 red aji limo pepper (chili), chopped very fine
1/2 yellow aji pepper (chili), chopped very fine
1 cup lime juice
Salt
1 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
1 tsp crushed garlic
Lettuce to decorate
2 corn on the cob sliced on 1 inch rounds
2 sweet potatoes, boiled and sliced

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Fruit Froth / Espuma de Fruta

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 21:12

Serves 4

1 1/2 cups water
6 ounces raspberry Jell-O gelatin
1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk, chilled
1 cup fresh raspberries or strawberries

Chill a large mixing bowl and mixer's beaters in the freezer. Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Stir in gelatin until completely dissolved, then place into refrigerator until cool (but not solid).

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