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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
2 tbs of fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley (optional)


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


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


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.


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

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


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


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.


Oven Baked Plantains / Platanos Verde al Horno

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

Serves 4

4 very ripe plantains
Nonstick cooking spray

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.


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


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.


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.


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.