8 Food that Must Eat in Peru
Peruvian food is all about spices and big flavors. The refreshing aroma of Peruvian delicacies is totally inviting and pleasing. Cuisines available here are fresh and one of the prime reason of tourists signing for Peru package tours. Some are clean and crispy or are deep and heavy. The fishes are very fresh. The dishes and flavors you won’t find anywhere.
The Humboldt Current flows from the Pacific Ocean also called Peru Current is one of the plentiful sources of seafood. The raw fish marinated in citrus juice is so good at the taste that it can become a national dish in Peru. There is an acid in a fruit which cooks the fish and gives a soft flavor and kind of crispy firmness.
The red onion and aji pepper are used to give a spicy flavor and it is served usually in the afternoon with sweet potato or choclo (a white Andean corn).
Cuy is a traditional Peruvian dish. Cuy is a guinea pig and a traditional dish is South America. In earlier times Cuy was consumed by nobles and was also used as a destiny telling medium and offering. This meat is usually baked and barbecued and served fully. It has an approachable gamy taste and the taste is similar to wild foul or rabbit. This is a nutritious staple dish. Cuy chactado is a deep fried flattened version of meat served in Arequipa region.
Causa is a potato starter. It is a special Peruvian dish. It is a light meal with mashed potato terrine, stuffed with tuna, egg, and shrimp. There are layers which have these two ingredients in a sort casserole which is sliced and served cold. Other layers contain tuna, meat, or a hard-boiled egg.
Lomo saltado is a famous Peruvian dish. It is a stir fry that unites marinated strips of sirloin, with onions, tomatoes, french fries, and other ingredients and is served with rice. The dish is prepared by marinating sirloin strips in vinegar, soya sauce and spices and stir-fry these with red onions, parsley, tomatoes. It is a chineese dish of Peru.
Aji de Gallina:
Aji de Gallina is a mouth-watering Peruvian dish, slightly spicy and yellow color made from pepper, cream sauce and ground walnut. The dish is served with rice with boiled yellow potatoes and black olives.
This dish is grilled, marinated meat and is served everywhere in Peru. It is much like shish kebabs. Expensive restaurants serve them as starters. This dish is found on street cart and street food stalls. The meat is marinated in vinegar and spices, such as cumin aji pepper and garlic. The Anticuchos which is made from beef heat is most popular. It usually comes with boiled potato or bread.
Rocoto Relleno is a Peruvian dish of stuffed peppers. This dish is stuffed with spiced, sautéed ground beef and hard-boiled egg. The toppings on this dish are melted white cheese, baked and is served whole.
Peru’s food is famous for its spicy dishes but there are some sweets too. Lucuma is a tree which has fruits that looks like a mango. It is usually used in deserts to give them a flavor and is popular as a variety of ice cream.
In Peru Group Tours everything is systematically organized and planned. The best part is reputed tour operators can give in-depth knowledge of the places.
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