Brush Up On South American Foods
CevicheCeviche is a seafood dish popular in the coastal regions of Latin America. The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices, such as lemon or lime, and spiced with ají or chili peppers.
PiscoThe National Peruvian drink made from Grape
Pisco SourNational cocktail of Peru prepared with Pisco, fresh lemon juice, sugar syrup, egg white and Angostura bitters
TiraditoPeruvian dish of raw fish is comparable to Japanese sashimi or Italian Carpaccio
Ceviche or CebicheThe most emblematic Peruvian dish, ceviche consist of marinated cubed raw fish fillets served with its citrusy, spicy marinade known as Tiger’s milk
AjiThe term applies to all the various types of capsicum, both sweet peppers and hot chilli peppers. Chillies and other peppers are the very foundation of the Peruvian culinary tradition
CausaThis is a traditional type of Peruvian dish, based on a highly seasoned dough of mashed Purple potatoes and formed into a pie, cakes or smaller savories
ChimichurriA sauce widely used in South America, particulary Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay,the ingredients include parsley, oregano, garlic, vinegar, salt and vegetable oil. It is mainly served as an accompaniment to grilled meats but is also used in sandwiches or to marinate fish or chicken.
TiraditoTiradito is a Peruvian dish of raw fish, cut in the shape of sashimi, and of aspect similar to crudo, and carpaccio, in a spicy sauce. It reflects the influence of Japanese immigrants on Peruvian cookery. Tiradito differs from ceviche in two ways: a tiradito is sliced, while a ceviche is cubed.
HuancainaThis name is given to any dish prepared using huancaina sauce,a yellow creamy sauce made from queso fresco, cream, Aji Amarillo chilli, red onions and seasoning
TiraditoPeruvian dish of raw fish is comparable to Japanese sashimi or Italian crudo or carpaccio,with the addition of a spicy sauce
YuccaCassava, manioc or yucca.
Salsa CriolloA type of red onion relish dressed with vinaigreete, It is Served as an accompaniment to many Peruvian dishes.
Queso FrescoThis is a type of soft, creamy-white curd cheese made mostly from cow’s milk but can also be made from a combination of cow’s and Goat’s milk