Acorn Squash Stew or Locro (from the Quechua ruqru) is a hearty thick stew popular along the Andes mountain range. It’s one of the national dishes of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. The dish is a classic corn, beans, and potato or pumpkin stew well known along the South American Andes. Typically locro is made using a specific kind of potato called “Papa Chola”, which has a unique taste and is difficult to find outside of its home region.
Peruvian Aji amarillo paste (yellow) chiles are from South America, predominantly Peru. This beautiful yellow chile (Aji amarillo) is quite hot with a slightly fruity flavor. Use the Aji amarillo in salsa, ceviche, sauces, paste or pickled.
Basic Peruvian (aderezo) paste or sofrito is a sauce used as a base in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Latin American cooking. Preparations may vary, but it typically consists of aromatic ingredients cut into small pieces and sauteed or braised in cooking oil. Enjoy this amazing Peruvian recipe
Yuca (Fried Yuca puree stuffed with seafood) is a starchy staple vegetable in Latin America and the Caribbean that is used in much the same way as potatoes. In this tasty recipe it is deep fried like French fries, puree or stuffed with seafood. Enjoy this amazing Peruvian recipe
Patarashca is a native food, based on fish from the Amazon, prepared with regional ingredients, wrapped in foil and roasted over bijao coals. The Chayahuita and Cocamas Native peoples prepared their Patarashca simply, cooked in bamboo, stuffed in tubes, wrapped in bijao leaves. Enjoy this amazing Peruvian recipe