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


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)


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


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


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.


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

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
2 hard boiled eggs, cut in slices
3 olives, pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon minced cilantro
Sugar to sprinkle on top

Corn Cake:
Blend or process corn kernels with milk.


Refried Rice and Beans Simple / Tacu Tacu Simple / Calentado

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:21

Serves 4

1 can of beans (any type you prefer)
1 pound bacon, diced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for frying
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 cup ají amarillo paste / hot yellow pepper paste
1 cup cooked rice
Salt and pepper

Drain liquid from the beans can. Mash beans with a spoon or fork, just enough to obtain a rough pure.


Cilantro Beef Stew / Seco de Res

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 18:04

Serves 6

3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 teaspoons ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 pounds beef, cubed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 tbsp aji amarillo paste / hot yellow chili pepper paste
2 cups beef stock
1 tablespoon cilantro (blended with very little water)
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup green peas
1/2 cup carrots, chopped
1 large baking potato, peeled and cubed



CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:23

Serves 4

2 cups water
1 cup light brown sugar
4 cinnamon sticks
1 cup dark rum
1 tablespoon lime juice
Lime slices for garnish

In top of double boiler add water, sugar, and cinnamon sticks. Fill halfway with water and set over medium-high heat. Stir mixture until sugar dissolves, then continue heating 10 minutes, making sure that mixture does not boil, and lowering heat if necessary.


Grilled Fish Amazon style / Patarashca

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:21

Serves 6


6 medium size whole fish, cleaned
2 tbsp garlic, crushed
1 cup onions, chopped
4 hot peppers
1/8 cup oil
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
Salt as desired
6 banana leaves (bijao leaves)

Preheat the grill to low.

Mix onions, garlic, oil, pepper, cumin, hot pepper, cilantro and salt. Fill the inside of the fish with this mix, wrap fish with banana leaves tie it with a string. Place them in the grill for about 15 minutes until done.


Chicken Peanut Sauce and Pasta / Pasta con Pollo y Salsa de Mani

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:15

Serves 6

12 ounces pasta, such as fettuccine, uncooked
2 tablespoons sesame oil, plus 1 teaspoon
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 red jalapeños, stemmed, seeded, and minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons minced ginger
1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into strips
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 8-ounce package frozen snow peas, thawed


Torre de Frutas con Crema Peruana

CitizenFood Sat, 02/07/2009 - 17:10

Serves 8

12 large square wonton wrappers
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 mango, peeled, pitted, and sliced
1 papaya, peeled, seeded, and sliced
1/4 cup confectioners sugar