Chupe de Camarones

Also called Shrimp Chowder, Peruvian style. A unique dish that has many different ingredients, such Aji Panca, Queso Fresco and local shrimp, giving it the Peruvian flair, worth the try, very distinct and delicious. The perfect dish for a chilly night that could also be aphrodisiac, a great dish t celebrate Valentine’s Day. Even though…

When Peru meets China

How you may ask? the answer is through food! In early 1900’s many Chinese people migrated to Peru and brought their cuisine with them. Since they couldn’t use all the ingredients that were not available in Peru yet, they mixed Peruvian ingredients with the cuisine as well as adding the authentic Limean Criollo flavor. Then…

Aji de Gallina

Aji de Gallina is a medium spicy stew made with hen and aji that is the source of some controversy in my family – I like to use Aji Amarillo, the way it is made in Lima, but my mother and my aunts, insist the proper way is with Aji Panca, the way they learned…

Minestrone Soup

You must be thinking “Minestrone Soup”? In Peru? Yes, the soup shows some of the many influences of Italian cuisine in Peru, brought by Italians who migrated to Lima as far back as 1530s. The base color of the soup is green from the combination of spinach and basil. But there is so much more…

Quinoa Croquettes

Serves: 20 1.5 cups mixed red and white quinoa 3 cups vegetable stock or water 3 eggs ¼ cup corn starch 2 cloves minced garlic ½ teaspoon cumin Salt and pepper to taste Vegetable oil Preparation 1. Wash the quinoa and strain on fine mesh. 2. Place on medium pot and add stock or water….

Peruvian Locro

Potatoes, Buttercup Squash, Autumn Cup Squash, Butternut Squash – all these ingredients are ideal for Locro, a delicious Peruvian dish perfect for fall. Locro, or “Quechua Ruqru” in the Incan language, is a thick, hearty stew originating in the Andes, but popular in every region of Peru. It can be made with different types of squash or…

Hangover Cure

After a night of partying and having a good time with family and friends on New Year’s eve, a Leche de Tigre or Tiger’s Milk is the perfect cure for hangover, it will recharge you! Leche de Tigre are the juices that marinate the fish for a Ceviche, with some Pisco added to it, if…