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Pasta al Pesto / Tallarines Verdes

marie Mon, 01/24/2011 - 15:40

Serves 8

Ingredients :

2 lb of pasta (Spaghetti, Linguine or Fettuccine)
2/3 cup evaporated milk, approximately
1.5 cups of fresh basil leaves
2.5 cups of fresh spinach leaves, rinsed
¼ cup nuts, (peanuts, walnuts or pine nuts)
½ cup oil, approximately
1 cups white fresh cheese (ricotta, feta or even cream cheese if desired)
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Salt

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Peruvian Carmel filled Cookie / Dulce de Leche Cookies / Alfajores de Maicena

marie Mon, 01/24/2011 - 09:56

Makes 20 alfajores.

Ingredients :

1¼ cup cornstarch
½ cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
3 tbsp butter
¼ cup confectioners’ sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp lemon peel
2 tbsp milk (or as needed)
¾ to 1 cup manjarblanco (Peruvian caramel)

Preparation:

Sift flour and cornstarch with baking powder. Whip butter with sugar until creamy and fluffy. Add egg yolks, one by one, while beating. Add sifted ingredients and lemon peel.

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Double Boiled Peruvian Caramel / Dulce de Leche / Manjarblanco al Bano Maria

marie Mon, 01/24/2011 - 09:38

Ingredients :

1 can condensed milk

Preparation:

Place can in a medium size pan (or a double boiler), cover with water and bring to a boil for 2 hours or 45 minutes in a pressure cooker. Cool before opening the can.

Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve.

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Maca Lentils / Lentejas con Maca

marie Mon, 01/24/2011 - 06:10

Serves 6

Ingredients :

3 cups lentils
6 cups of water (enough to cover lentils once in the pot)
1 tbsp oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped
3 tbsp parsley, finely chopped (use 1 tbsp for decoration)
1 fresh yellow ají, seeded and deveined, finely chopped
2 loins of pork, cut in medium size pieces
1 onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
Oil
5 tsp Maca powder
Salt
Pepper

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Peruvian Potatoes Huancaina Style / Papa a la Huancaina

marie Sat, 01/22/2011 - 06:37

Ingredients:

5 ají amarillo/ peruvian hot yellow peppers.
2 garlic cloves
2 cups of cheese (ricotta or feta)
½ cup of vegetable oil
2 boiled eggs sliced for decoration
4 Mediterranean olives for decoration
2 lbs of golden or white potatoes, boiled, peeled and thickly sliced.
Lettuce for decoration
Salt (may not need salt if using feta cheese)
Optional: Milk

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Minestrone al Pesto / Menestron Criollo

marie Fri, 01/21/2011 - 16:10

Ingredients :

2 lbs beef, cut in one inch piece cubes
¼ cup oil
8 cups of water
½ cup chopped leek
½ cup peas
1 cup chopped cabbage
1 cup diced carrot
1 cup diced zucchini
1 corn, cut in 1- inch slices
2 medium size white potatoes, diced
1 cup pasta (penne, rigatoni, fusilli or bow ties)
1/3 cup farmers cheese (ricotta or feta)
½ tsp crushed garlic
¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
¼ cup chopped basil
¼ cup olive oil
Salt
Pepper

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Quinoa Tabouleh / Tabouleh de Quinua

marie Thu, 01/20/2011 - 19:04

Serves 6

Ingredients :

2 cups Quinoa
3 tomatoes, peeled and diced
1 cup parsley leaves, chopped
½ cup scallions (green onions)white and green part, chopped
2 tbsp fresh mint leaves o 1 tablespoons dried mint leaves
1 garlic clove, crushed
½ tsp basil, minced
Lemon juice, to taste
¼ cup olive oil, approximately
¼ cup green olives, sliced
1 red pepper, seeded and deveined, chopped
Salt
Pepper

Preparation:

Rinse quinoa under running water, until water comes clear. Drain and add to boiling water. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes until soft. Drain and cool.

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Don Cucho's Stir Fry / Don Cucho's Beef Tenderloin / Lomo Saltado de Don Cucho

marie Thu, 01/20/2011 - 16:17

Ingredients :

6 tbsp vegetable oil
2 lbs stir fry or beef tenderloin
Salt
Pepper
1 tsp freshly crushed garlic
2 large onions thickly cut lengthwise
2 tomatoes thickly cut lengthwise
1 hot yellow chili pepper cut into strips
¼ cup of Pisco Puro Quebranta
Chopped Cilantro

Sauce :
½ cup of chicken broth
6 tbsp red vinegar
6 tbsp soy sauce
1 laurel leave
1 sprig fresh oregano

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Chicken Stew (Estofado de Pollo)

marie Tue, 01/18/2011 - 15:24

Ingredients :

8 pieces of chicken
½ cup of oil
1 tbsp crushed garlic
1 cup of onions finely chopped
2 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp of ají panca (peruvian red hot pepper)
½ cup sweet peas
½ cup cutup carrots
½ cup sweet red wine or Port (Oporto) wine
4 white potatoes cut in halves
1 cup of beef stock
Salt
Pepper

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Beef Stew (Estofado de Carne)

marie Sun, 01/09/2011 - 14:56

Ingredients :

2lbs of stew beef cut into medium cubes
3 or 4 white potatoes, peeled and cut into halves
Oil
2 onions, peeled and finely chopped
¾ of cup sweet red wine or Port (Oporto) wine
3 tbsp tomato paste
3 tomatoes, peeled and finely chopped
3 laurel leaves
1 tsp of sugar
1/4 cup raisins
¾ of a cup sweet peas
6 Mediterranean olives without the pit
Salt
Pepper

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