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

Peruvian Yellow Sauce

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Homemade Tajín Recipe (Copy Cat)

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

Simple Peruvian Rice

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

Peruvian Beans


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A white oval baker with Peruvian fish escabeche with garnishes.

Peruvian Fish Escabeche

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Savor the vibrant, tangy flavors of this Peruvian Fish Escabeche – Escabeche de Pescado Peruano. Firm, white fish is marinated in vinegar, aromatics and spices, and Peruvian ají peppers. Served with fresh garnishes, it’s a tasty new way to enjoy healthy fish, and only about 30 minutes of active time!…
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Moroccan chicken kebabs on a copper tray along with Moroccan carrot salad.

Easy Moroccan Chicken Kebabs

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


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

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

Peruvian Salsa Criolla

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

Mexican Breakfast Burritos with Potatoes

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

Picadillo Soup

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

Easy Mediterranean Fish with White Beans

A black stoneware bowl of roasted Peruvian potatoes, huancaina sauce, ají verde, and print napkin.

The Best Roasted Peruvian Potatoes

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

Peruvian Chicken and Rice

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

Peruvian Beef Stew (Seco de Carne)

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

Tamarind Syrup


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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

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Easy One Pot Ground Lamb and Couscous

Spring Risotto with Shrimp, Chevre, and English Peas in a white ceramic bowl with fresh herbs.

Spring Pea Risotto with Shrimp and Chèvre


Delicious Main Dishes

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

Easy Moroccan Chicken Kebabs

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 white cast iron Dutch oven with Peruvian quinoa soup and a ladle.

Sopa de Quinoa (Peruvian Quinoa Soup)

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

Creamy Mexican Tamarind Chicken



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