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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

marie Sun, 02/14/2010 - 13:42

Ingredients

* 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
* 3 ounces white chocolate, chopped
* 1 pound strawberries with stems (about 20), washed and dried very well

Directions

Put the semisweet and white chocolates into 2 separate heatproof medium bowls. Fill 2 medium saucepans with a couple inches of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Turn off the heat; set the bowls of chocolate over the water to melt. Stir until smooth. (Alternatively, melt the chocolates in a microwave at half power, for 1 minute, stir and then heat for another minute or until melted.)

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Adobo de Chancho, MARINATED PORK

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 15:27

Ingredients :

4 lbs of pork meat
2 tsp annato
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup ají panca / sundried red aji (chili) paste
¼ cup oil
Pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
3/4 cup vinegar
3 medium size onions, thickly cut julienne style
Salt
3 tbsp water.

Preparation:

Trim excess fat from pork and cut in medium size pieces. Place pork in a bowl and season with annatto, cumin, salt, pepper and garlic. Add vinegar, water, onions and panca ají paste. Marinate for 24 hours in the refrigerator.

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Onion Creole Sauce / Salsa Criolla

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:27

Ingredients :

2 medium size red onions
1 or 2 ají amarillo/ fresh yellow aji (chili), seeded, deveined, juliene (or
1tsp of Peruvian yellow hot sauce that comes on a paste)
Salt
Pepper
Juice of 3 key limes
Vegetable oil
Cilantro or parsley, minced

Preparation:

Slice onions very thin. Soak in a bowl with water, change water several times to rinse off the strong flavor of onions. Drain and let them dry.

Place onions in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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SOUTHERN FLANK STEAK

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:23

Ingredients :

2 tbsp ketchup
2 garlic cloves, crushed
Salt
2 lbs flank steak
1 cup red wine vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp ají panca / sundried red aji (chili) paste (available on line, whole
sundried, paste or powder)
Pepper
10 medium size golden potatoes

Preparation:

Boil meat in water for approx. 3 hours until meat is tender. Remove meat and cut in individual servings.

Combine vinegar, sundried red pepper paste, ketchup, soy sauce, crushed garlic, salt and pepper and marinate meat for 2 hours. Remove meat and save marinade.

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SECO DE CORDERO / Lamb in Cilantro Sauce

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:19

Ingredients :

4 lb 8 oz lamb meat, cut in medium size pieces
½ cup vegetable oil
2 large onions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon garlic
ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili) , blended, to taste
½ teaspoon cumin
Salt
Pepper
1 ½ cup cilantro, blended
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup beer
1 lb potato, cooked and peeled
1 cup cooked fresh green peas

Preparation:

Heat oil in a large saucepan, sautee garlic and onion until tender, add lamb meat and sautee until golden. Add chili, cumin. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.

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Fried Pork Creole Style / Chicharrones

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 12:14

Ingredients :

4 lb pork meat
Salt
Water
Sweet potatoes
Creole Sauce

Creole Sauce:
3 medium size onions, thinly cut
2 aji amarillo fresco/ fresh yellow aji (chili), seeded
¼ cup cilantro, finely minced
2 limes freshly squeezed
Salt

Preparation:

Cut pork meat in medium size pieces and marinate with salt overnight.

Place meat in a heavy bottom pan and cover with water.

Bring to a boil, covered, and simmer until water is evaporated. Remove cover and continue cooking pork in their own fat until meat is tender and golden.

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Salsa de Rocoto / Red Hot Pepper Sauce

marie Mon, 08/31/2009 - 11:39

Ingredients :

1 rocoto pepper / red hot chili pepper
½ cup evaporated milk
1 lemon
1 cup of oil
1 tsp salt
Pinch of pepper

Preparation:

Wash, clean and devein rocoto pepper. Add all ingredients in the blender obtaining a sauce consistency.

Serve this sauce in a sauce boat to accompany any meal.

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Peruvian Sarsa Salad

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 22:01

Servings: 6

1 cup thinly sliced red onion
½ cup sliced radishes
½ cup frozen lima beans, thawed
½ cup canned white hominy, drained
¼ cup (1 ounce) crumbled feta cheese
¼ cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced

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Quinoa Pie

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 22:00

Serves 8

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 cup cooked and diced chicken
1 diced tomato
2 tablespoons paprika
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 1/2 cups of cooked quinoa
3 eggs, beaten
3 tablespoons raisins soaked in water for 10 minutes
5 black olives
1/2 cup diced ricotta cheese
Salt and pepper
1 egg, hard boiled
Parmesan cheese

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Spicy Fish Soup / Chupin Soup / Chupin de Pescado

CitizenFood Mon, 02/09/2009 - 21:58

Ingredients :

6 fish fillets
3 tablespoons oil
1 cup, onion, finely chopped
3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 cilantro sprigs
Salt
Pepper
Cumin
2 ½ cups water or fish stock
½ cup dry white wine
1 tbsp tomato paste
3 peppers, seeded, deveined and cut into thin julienne style
3 ají amarillo fresco / fresh yellow aji (chili), seeded and finely chopped
1 cup cooked peas
3 tbsp cilantro leaves, finely chopped
3 tbsp parsley leaves, finely chopped
8 golden potatoes, cooked and peeled
1 lime freshly squeezed

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