Although the original recipe calls for crayfish, prawn chupe has become more widely eaten, as fresh or frozen prawn become more common.
Served with a garden salad and fries this delightfully tender marinated chicken is a winner in summer or winter. Make sure to allow it to marinate overnight to get full benefit of the flavours.
Chaufa rice is one of the main Chifa dishes, the delicious result of mixing Peruvian and Chinese cuisine. There are many combinations for chaufa rice and this recipe is for one of the more traditional dishes.
Chifa is a term used in Peru to refer to Chinese cooking, in which Peruvian and Chinese ingredients are fused to Cantonese culinary tradition.
Though typical of Peruvian cuisine, Arequipa’s adobo de chancho is quite different from the other adobos in the world. The arequipeño dish is a soupy pork stew, slow-simmered with chicha de jora, chilli, garlic, onions, oregano, and cumin.
Lomo Saltado is a popular Peruvian dish and symbolises like no other the fusion of Peruvian ingredients with Asian techniques of preparing food. Mixed with French fries and served with rice. Lomo Saltado can be found in simple restaurants and up-scale places alike.
Spicy, fragrant and loaded with seafood, Parihuela is Peru’s version of bouillabaisse. Don’t be tempted to omit the Peruvian chillies and paste from the recipe as they lend unique and extremely fruity flavours to the base of the soup.
The dessert is based around manjar blanco, the Peruvian name for what is known as dulce de leche elsewhere in South America, itself coming from blancmange, a dish from the Middle Ages. Blancmange came to Peru from Spain.
This lima bean salad is like a Peruvian version of succotash. Lima bean salad is often served with ceviche, and it makes a wonderful picnic salad. As the flavours tend to intensify and improve overnight, it’s perfect for making ahead.
Papa rellenas are delicious comfort or street food, similar to mashed potato pancakes, but with a surprise of spiced beef mince in the centre. Papa rellenas are also an excellent recipe for using up leftover mashed potatoes.
Amazonian cuisine includes the foods and preparation methods of various peoples in the Amazon jungle of South America, including the dishes they have popularised among neighbours.
This is a list of notable dishes found in Peruvian cuisine with images, brief excerpts, and links to the recipes
Many traditional foods—such as quinoa, kiwicha, chilli peppers, and several roots and tubers have increased in popularity in recent decades, reflecting a revival of interest in native Peruvian foods and culinary techniques.
Chorípan is the clever hybrid name for one of the most popular South American sandwiches. It’s a sandwich of chorizo sausage on a crusty bread roll (chor for chorizo y pan for bread). Choripan is a popular street food that is best straight off the barbecue.
Humitas are an early, pre-Hispanic food that is still popular today. They are similar to Mexican tamales. Fresh corn is ground and mixed with salt and lard (and seasoning and cheese in this case), and the mixture is wrapped in corn husks and steamed. Serve them with salsa criolla.