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Green Mayonnaise / Creole Mayonnaise / Mayonesa Criolla / Mayonesa Vede

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:59

Ingredients:

2 eggs
1 teaspoon chopped cilantro leaves
1 tablespoon fresh ají (chili), seeded and deveined, pureed
1 tablespoon chopped parsley leaves
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon mustard
1 cup olive oil
Salt

Preparation:

Place eggs in the blender and add mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper and fresh aji. Turn on blender and start adding a thin stream of olive oil until mayonnaise has a sauce consistency.
Remove from blender and stir in chopped parsley and cilantro.

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Butter Cake / Bizcocho de Mantequilla

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:56

Serves 12

Ingredients :

½ cup butter, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
3 cups flour
3 tablespoons baking powder
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla or
Lemon peel from 2 lemons or orange peel from 1 orange
Confectioner´s sugar to dust over cake

Preparation:

Whip butter in the mixer and gradually add sugar until mixture is creamy. Add eggs one by one, beating well after each addition.
Lower speed and gradually add sifted flour and baking powder, alternating with the milk.
Add in vanilla or lemon or orange peel and mix.

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Pancakes with Peruvian Carmel filling / Enrollado de Manjarblanco

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:53

Makes 25 pancakes

Ingredients :

2 cups of flour
2 tbs sugar
4 eggs
1 1/3 cup of milk
1/4 cup melted butter
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup seltzer water
Peruvian Carmel (Dulce de Leche, Manjarblanco) for the filling
Confectioner's sugar to sprinkle.

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Amazon Grilled Sea Bass / Grilled Sea Bass wrapped in banana leaves

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:51

Serves 6

Ingredients:

6 Sea bass fillets or other firm white fish
16 thin fresh lemon slices
8 sprigs fresh thyme
8 large banana leaves, soaked in water to make them easier to work with
12 toothpicks (soak them in water)
1 tablespoon olive oil

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Peruvian Hominy Salad / Ensalda de Mote

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:46

Peruvian Salad

1 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup sliced radish
2 large potatoes, cooked and sliced
1/2 cup sliced olives
1/2 cup frozen Lima beans, thawed
1/2 cup canned white hominy, drained
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup chopped roasted red pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced

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Lentils and Spinach / Lentejas con Espinacas

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:45

Serves 2

Ingredientes :

1 cup of lentil
2 cups of water
1 lb baby spinach leaves
1 tsp oil
1 small onion, minced
1 garlic clove, crushed
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
3 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped (1 tbsp for decoration)
1/3 cup plain yogurt (optional)
Salt
Pepper

Preparation:

Boil lentils with salty water. Lower the heat and allow to cook until soft. Drain any extra water. Set on the side.

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Purple Corn Pudding / Mazamorra Morada

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:38

Ingredients :

2 lbs purple corn
1 quince, peeled and diced
2 apples, peeled and diced
2 peaches, peeled and diced
3 cinnamon sticks
3 cloves
1 medium size pineapple, peeled, cored and diced
12 dried peaches
12 prunes, pitted
½ currants
13 oz sugar
3/4 cup cornstarch
Juice of 1 key lime
Ground cinnamon

Preparation:

Place purple corn in a large pan with 12 cups of water together with the fruit peels, 2 cinnamon sticks, and 2 cloves. Boil for 20 minutes or until water turns into a deep purple color. Strain and keep purple corn water.

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Meat Filled Corn Cake / Pastel de Choclo Relleno con Carne

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:34

Ingredients :
Corn Cake:
8 corns (large corn kernels)
¾ cup milk
¾ cup margarine
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons pisco
4 eggs separated yolk from white
Salt
Pepper

Filling:
1 ground beef
1 ½ tablespoon vegetable oil
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon ají amarillo en pasta / fresh yellow hot chili pepper paste
1 onion, chopped
15 raisins
Salt
Pepper
Oregano
2 hard boiled eggs, cut in slices
3 olives, pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon minced cilantro
Sugar to sprinkle on top

Preparation:
Corn Cake:
Blend or process corn kernels with milk.

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Sweet Potato Flan / Flan de Camote

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:31

Serves 8

2 pounds sweet potato, peeled, boiled and mashed
2 cups of evaporated milk
1 cup wheat flour
3 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
3 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons vanilla extract
Slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

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Caramel Pudding with Port Meringue / Suspiro a la Limena II

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:26

Serves 4

1 can evaporated milk
1 can condensed milk
5 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
Port wine
Ground cinnamon

In a medium saucepan, boil both milks into a thick cream. Remove from the heat and add egg yolks and vanilla. Let it cool and pour into a bowl.

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