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Pollo Saltado

Mediterranean Fish With Cannelini Beans, Tomatoes, and Spinach in a black ceramic bowl with lemon wedges.

Easy Mediterranean Fish with White Beans

Two halves of a breakfast burrito with potatoes, sausage, eggs, avocado, etc. and a glass of orange juice.

Mexican Breakfast Burritos with Potatoes

A close up of fish veracruz on a black plate with black flatware and grey napkin.

Veracruz Style Fish


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Moroccan chicken kebabs on a copper tray along with Moroccan carrot salad.

Easy Moroccan Chicken Kebabs

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Easy Moroccan Chicken Kebabs come together so quickly with the help of the delicious Moroccan spice mixture – ras el hanout. Combined with fresh lemon juice and zest, olive oil, and garlic, the marinade could not be simpler, or more flavorful. After grilling to perfection, dip the tender, succulent chicken…
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A cast iron skillet with olluco con carne, cloth napkin, copper spoon, and cilantro.

Olluco con Carne

2 coupe glasses with whiskey fernet sours.

Whiskey Fernet Sour

A Peruvian sandwich on parchment in an oval cast iron plate with ají amarillo mayo and salsa criolla.

Peruvian Sandwich with Chicken or Turkey

A rustic white wood bowl with carrots, dried fruit, scallions, cilantro, almonds, and feta.

Moroccan Carrot Salad With Lemon Dressing


2 modern, angular martini glasses with the chocolate Manhattan variant garnished with orange twist.

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A clear glass bowl with Homemade Low Sodium Tajín and a stainless steel measuring spoon.

Homemade Tajín Recipe (Copy Cat)

A single bowl of Peruvian beans with rice, salsa criolla, and avocado.

Peruvian Beans

Peruvian ají sauce in a ceramic bowl, orange napking, and copper spoon.

Peruvian Yellow Sauce

The Peruvian style rice feature image in an oval cast iron skillet with grey napkin.

Simple Peruvian Rice

A black plate with pollo saltado, french fries, and Peruvian rice with black flatware and garnishes.

Pollo Saltado

A cast iron skillet with 4 portions of cod in a Mexican pan sauce with tomatoes and citrus.

Pan-Seared Mexican Fish

A white ceramic bowl with Peruvian chicken and cilantro soup garnished with hard cooked egg and avocado.

Aguadito de Pollo – Peruvian Chicken Soup

A glass bottle of tamarind syrup with two cocktails in the background.

Tamarind Syrup

A clear glass bowl of salsa criolla (Peruvian red onion tomato salad) on a brown background with limes and cilantro.

Peruvian Salsa Criolla

2 pisco manhattans in coupe glasses.

El Capitán Cocktail – A Pisco Manhattan


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Soups and Stews

A white cast iron Dutch oven filled with Mexican Dutch oven beef stew on a striped placemat.

Mexican Dutch Oven Beef Stew

A black stoneware bowl of Peruvian beef stew with salsa criolla.

Peruvian Beef Stew (Seco de Carne)

A cast iron Dutch oven with picadillo soup, a ladle, and print napkin.

Picadillo Soup

A single bowl of Panera copy cat chicken tortilla soup with an orange cloth and copper spoon.

Panera Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Giant Corn Peruvian Salad Solterito

Peruvian Solterito Salad

Peruvian Chicken and Rice in a cast iron skillet with a bowl of aji amarillo.

Peruvian Chicken and Rice

Oysters on the half shell With Bacon, Blood Orange, Jalapeno Mignonette on an antique tray with ice.

Oysters on the Half Shell with Blood Orange Mignonette

Easy One Pot Ground Lamb and Couscous Feature Image

Easy One Pot Ground Lamb and Couscous


Delicious Main Dishes

A Peruvian sandwich on parchment in an oval cast iron plate with ají amarillo mayo and salsa criolla.

Peruvian Sandwich with Chicken or Turkey

3 lomo saltado tacos in a cast iron dish with taco toppings.

Lomo Saltado Tacos

Feature image of Mexican tamarind chicken in a cast iron skillet with red serving spoon.

Creamy Mexican Tamarind Chicken

A grey shallow bowl with Mexican shrimp and citrus salad, copper fork, and orange wedges.

Mexican Grilled Shrimp Salad with Spicy Citrus Dressing



Tacos and Tostadas


Delightful Drinks

2 coupe glasses with whiskey fernet sours.

Whiskey Fernet Sour


Desserts

A white ceramic tray with 2 servings of prickly pear ice cream.

Prickly Pear Ice Cream

A tub of coconut tamarind ice cream and a waffle cone with 2 scoops.

Coconut Tamarind Ice Cream

A white plate with kumquat confit and chèvre on toast.

Spiced Kumquat Confit

White ceramic bowls with a scoop of lucuma custard ice cream, spoons, and napkin.

Coconut Lucuma Ice Cream


Side Dishes

A white Dutch oven with the completed Peruvian Christmas rice garnished with pomegranate arils and fresh herbs.

Peruvian Christmas Rice (Arroz Árabe)

Roasted honeynut squash is cooked in a cast iron skillet.

Spicy Roasted Honeynut Squash

A white bowl with Mexican breakfast potatoes, a copper spoon, and linen napkin.

Easy Mexican Breakfast Potatoes

A wood tray with an oval cast iron platter of farro and wild rice pilaf.

Instant Pot Farro and Wild Rice Pilaf


Salads

A rustic white wood bowl with carrots, dried fruit, scallions, cilantro, almonds, and feta.

Moroccan Carrot Salad With Lemon Dressing

Roasted brussels sprouts salad in a wood bowl with copper fork.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad

Giant Corn Peruvian Salad Solterito

Peruvian Solterito Salad

A glass bottle of homemade fresh strawberry/fresas frescas vinaigrette with 2 bowls of salad.

Homemade Peruvian Salad Dressing


Appetizers

A white plate with rustic bread, cheese, and spicy tomato confit.

Spicy Tomato Confit

Goat Cheese and Chorizo Stuffed Piquillo Peppers

Spanish Stuffed Mini Peppers

A wood board with an assortment of Mexican cheeses, meats, salsa, fruit, veggies, and sweets on a charcuterie board.

Mexican Charcuterie Board

An oval cast iron dish with air fryer plantains and a linen napkin.

Air Fryer Plantain Chips