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Inside-Peru Newsletter, Issue #018 - Rocoto Relleno, Yum!
October 09, 2012
Rocoto Relleno, Pachamanca, Papa Rellena, Pollo a la Brasa - Yum!
In this letter:
Peruvian cuisine continues to be recognized as one of the best in the world. (See Peruvian recipes)
With its vibrant mixtures and rich spices, visitors are usually more than eager to sample the flavor of the country’s traditional food.
What makes Peru even more interesting is that its cuisines vary by region.
From the coast to the jungle, tourists can experience the unique specialties and variation of the country’s best dishes.
Peruvian Ceviche, Scallops, and ChupeAlong the coast, tourists can expect to be offered fish, fish, and more fish!
In fact, Peru’s national dish, ceviche (raw fish, lime juice, and onions), is widely available as an exciting specialty.
Restaurants along the coast offer various opportunities to try fresh ceviche, scallops, and chupe (crayfish or shrimp with potatoes in soup).
Tiradito and TequeñosCuisines with Asian influence are also popular in this region.
Examples would be Tiradito, a ceviche-like dish with hot pepper instead of onions, and Tequeños, which are rolls filled with seafood or chicken.
Papa Rellena and Pollo a la BrasaFarther into the mainland, the influence of fish begins to wane and smaller meals often consist of corn and cheese, sweet potatoes, tamales, and eggs.
Larger meals typically include rice and chicken, papa rellena (stuffed potatoes), and pollo a la brasa (grilled or roasted chicken).
Cuy (guinea pig), Lomo Saltado, and Rocoto RellenoIn the Andean mountains, locals still live off of the land.
In the country, they grow their own crops and tend to small farms, creating their meals from corn, potatoes, vegetables, and meat.
Tourists will have many opportunities to try cuy (guinea pig) in the Andes, as well as llama and alpaca.
Local dishes also include lomo saltado (beef stirfry), rocoto relleno (stuffed peppers) and pachamanca.
Pachamanca The dish shown here, pachamanca, is a mixture of meat and vegetables and is very unique given that it is cooked underground on hot stones.
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Oct 2, 2012
Reports of new monkey, shrew, and porcupine species discovered in Peru
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Sea Lions - September 2012 Peru Photo Contest
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