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Basic Vinaigrette / Salsa Vinagreta Basica

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:20

Makes 1 cup

Ingredientes :

¼ cup of vinegar
¾ cup of either olive oil or vegetable oil
1 cup of mustard
Salt
Pepper
2 tbs of fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley (optional)

Preparation:

Mix vinegar, salt, mustard and herbs. Whisk well. Add oil gradually as you continue to whisk. Mix well

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Peruvian Tamales Lima Style / Tamales Limenos

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:18

Makes 30 to 40 tamales

2 pounds peeled white corn
1 teaspoon coarse salt
4 garlic cloves, peeled.
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons vinegar
6 sun dried red aji panca (chilies)
2 1/2 pounds boneless pork chops
1/2 pound pork fat
2 cups water
1/4 cup roasted sesame seeds, ground
1/2 cup roasted peanuts, ground
6 egg yolks
1 pound banana leaves (cut in 12-inch X 18-inch pieces)
2 eggs, hard boiled and quartered
2 fresh yellow aji mirasol (chilies), roasted
15 Mediterranean olives, pitted and cut in half
Cooking String

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Nougat Dona Pepa's Style/ Turron deDona Pepa

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 20:04

Serves 12

1 pound dark brown sugar (or two cups of molasses)
1/2 cup water
1/4 orange rind
6 cloves
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, cold
3 egg yolks
5 tablespoons anise water (essence)

In a large soup pot, bring sugar (or molasses), water, orange rind and cloves to boil. Simmer for 40 minutes until mixture forms a soft ball when dropped in cold water or reaches 238° F (113° C) on a candy thermometer. Cool.

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Peruvian Stir Fry with Soy Sauce /Lomo Saltado con Sillau / Lomo Saltado III

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:58

Serves 6

1 1/2 tablespoons crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds flank steak, cut into strips
2 medium red onions, cut into strips
4 medium tomatoes, quartered
1-2 jalapeno pepper, cut into strips
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
4 potatoes, peeled, cut into strips for french fries
Salt and pepper
Canola oil

Directions:
Make french fries with the potatoes and set on the side.

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Quinoa and Butter Beans / Quinua con Pallares

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:21

Serves 4

2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
3/4 cup orange juice
2 cups water
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cilantro
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup diced sweet potato (1/2-inch pieces)
1 cup diced butternut squash (1/2-inch pieces)
1 1/2 cups canned butter beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup quinoa

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Garlic Quinoa

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:18

Serves 4

1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well and drained
2 cups water or broth
1/4 teaspoon salt

Sauté the onion in olive oil for 2-3 minutes; add garlic and continue sautéing for another 30 seconds. Add quinoa, water and salt to pan; bring to boil then reduce heat then cover and simmer 15 minutes until liquid is absorbed. Serve warm.

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Oven Baked Plantains / Platanos Verde al Horno

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:17

Serves 4

4 very ripe plantains
Nonstick cooking spray
Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Coat a nonstick cookie sheet with cooking spray. Cut the ends off of the plantains and peel. Cut each plantain on the diagonal into 1/2 inch slices.
Arrange in single layer, sprinkle with cinnamon, and coat tops with cooking spray. Bake, turning occasionally, for 10-15 minutes, until plantains are golden brown and very tender.

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Peruvian Caramel / Dulce de Leche / Manjarblanco Casero

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:15

Ingredients :

4 cups milk
1 ½ cup white sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla

Preparation:

Combine milk with sugar. Cook, stirring constantly until thickened and the bottom of pan is seen while stirring.

Remove from heat. Add vanilla. Cool and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.

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Potato Stuffed with Crab meat / Crab meat Causa / Causa Rellena con Cangrejo

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:13

Serves 6

4 lbs golden potatoes, boiled and peeled
1/2 cup aji amarillo paste / yellow hot pepper paste
3/4 cup oil
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
12 ounces of crab meat
1 cup mayonnaise or more if needed.
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
1 Boiled egg, sliced
1 tomato, peeled and thinly sliced
Chopped parsley, for garnish

Mash the potatoes. Allow potatoes to cool until they are comfortable to handle.

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Pisco Sunrise

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 19:02

Makes 1 drink

3-4 ice cubes
2 ounces Pisco
4 ounces orange juice
3/4 ounce grenadine

Place ice in the bottom of a glass. Pour pisco, orange and grenadine from approximately 10 inch distance from the glass as to avoid mixing the colors.

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