Culinary Adventure in Peru

Trip Start Jan 22, 2010
Trip End Ongoing

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

So I just discovered my notes on all the delicious things I ate in Peru and thought that they needed to be in this blog, if for no other reason than so I do not forget the deliciousness I encountered! This entry is going to be in the format of bullet points on everything I ate in Peru...

  • Anticuchos - brochettes made from the cow heart, tasted like really flavorful steak!
  • Causa rellena - a delicious stuffed potato dish with aji amarillo (yellow chile). It can be stuffed with chicken, tuna, crab, whatever you want and comes garnished with avocado...yummm!
  • Chimichuri - a wonderfully garlicy green sauce served on fish or chicken.
  • Papas a la huancaina - yet another potato dish, this one served with a spicy cheese sauce.
  • Ceviche - a staple in Peru, raw seafood lightly cooked in lime juice and served with chili and onions. My personal favorite!
  • Lomo saltado - sliced beef sauteed with onions, tomatoes, chili, and vinegar, mixed with french fries and served with rice...ahhh yeah!
  • Empanadas - another one of my favs, a Peruvian meat turnover filled with either chicken or beef and garnished with lime. My favorite ones also had hardboiled egg inside.
  • Chupe de camarones - probably the best thing I tried, a Peruvian-style shrimp chowder with an orange hue and made with aji, peas, giant corn kernels, potatoes, onion, and garlic. Absolutely amazing!
  • Aji de gallina - (Chile chicken). Thin strips of tender chicken served with a creamy yellow sauce made of aji amarillo, milk, and cheese.
  • Chicharrones - Salted, deep fried pork. Enough said.
Okay - that's it for my culinary adventure in Peru. Needless to say, I gained some weight there! haha.
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