I had this one day, at a Persian restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. It was so good with some okra stew or oxtail stew that I had to try it myself. Serving is for two people, because that's how many people live at home.
Peruvian food is a little strange for me. The first dish I had was with raw fish.I cringed at hearing the words "raw fish". Surprisingly, it was delicious. Last nite, a Peruvian friend came over and cooked something that completely blew my tastebuds and I craved for even more. She cooked Arroz con Pollo a la Peru.
I love these. In Morocco, the people serve these burgers with ground cumin, salt, pepper and their special "harissa" sauce on the side, in a little condiment container. The spices give the burger an added flavour.
The first time I had this stew was in a remote town in Morocco. The smell of the spices, bursting through the steam caught my attention, then, the flavours melted in my mouth. Serve with couscous or bread.
I made this over the weekend. It was so good, and moist. The norm would be to bake it in a bundt pan, but I turned them into cupcakes so everyone would have their own without fighting for a slice. I soaked 4 stalks of vanilla beans in the rum for a month before using, it had a very nice familiar smell you would find in Rum and Raisin ice cream. For an added oomph, top it up with some rum flavoured butter icing or rum glaze.
Willy, a Peruvian friend gave me this recipe verbatim. The cheese sauce for this potato dish is one of the better ones that I have tasted. A Peruvian guest of mine practically drank up the whole sauce.
Every Sunday, my Colombian friends get together and have a big cook-out for lunch, and they share in fellowship. I like observing the merriment. They make group cooking a lot of fun. Today, they made a kidney bean stew which tastes absolutely wonderful. I think the flavour was in the lard. This is one of those dishes that tastes better if kept for the next day.