Peruvian food is taking the world by storm these days.  Not only are its celebrity chefs gaining international renown and its restaurants popping up in city after city around the world, people are beginning to make Peruvian food at home.   But the world of Cuzco’s cuisine remains unknown to outsiders, since there is no book we know of published in English on it. We have been collecting recipes and will publish them below for you, though we must say that these are not yet kitchen tested in the US. Along with them will be found notes and comparisons with other recipes available in published form.

Below the section of recipes from Cuzco can be found links to blogs and recipes, from reputable sources, that provide the basic instructions to make many of Peru’s great dishes.

Finding ingredients for Peruvian cooking can also be a hassle. As a result Cuzcoeats offers below links where you obtain them.

RECIPES FROM CUZCO

Lechón (Roast Pork)

Lechón and Tamales

Lechón and Tamales

(For 10 persons)

Ingredients

1. 5 kg. Pork roast (preferably with the skin still attached)

2. 10 limes

3. 1/4 pkg. of  seasoning, Consisting of the following ingredients mixed together.

a. garlic 50g.

b. cumin 50 g,

c. salt 200g ,

d. ground pepper 50g

e. yellow aji (or other yellowish mild chile)  200 g,

f. diced ginger 10g,

g. Soy sauce 2 tsp.

h. onion.

Preparation

The day before you plan to serve the roast.

1 Squeeze lime juice onto the pork skin

2.Condiment the pork by rubbing it with the seasoning.

3. Add onion.

4. Let the pork set in your refrigerator or other cool place for an entire day .

5. Bake it in a medium oven until done.

6. Cut into large pieces.

7. Serve accompanied with Tamales or Bread, preferably bread from Oropesa.

Links to Recipes for Peruvian Food

Below the section of recipes from Cuzco can be found links to blogs and recipes, from reputable sources, that provide the basic instructions to make many of Peru’s great dishes.

Finding ingredients for Peruvian cooking can also be a hassle. As a result Cuzcoeats offers below links where you obtain them.

About.com Peruvian Food

Fresh Vegetables, Cuzco's San Pedro Market

Marian Blazes compiled this varied set of recipes from Peru, where she lived and received culinary training, for this well known encyclopedia of practical knowledge.

The Art of Peruvian Cuisine

Based on the beautifully designed cookbook of the same name, this site opens its pages to give us twenty-five excellent recipes for Peruvian classics from alfajores to tiradito.

Foodieview Peruvian Recipes

This recipe search engine brings together in one site some ten pages of recipes from other sites, including ones listed here.  It is a useful, time-saving tool.

Food.com Peruvian Recipes

Formerly known as Recipezaar.com, the community of cooks who contribute to this site make it a valuable source of

Dried Grains and Flour, Cuzco's San Pedro Market

recipes and information, including a range of usefully categorized recipes for Peruvian food.

Peru-recipes.com

Containing a wide range of Peruvian recipes, many of them not easily found elsewhere in English, this site is dedicated to spreading knowledge and appreciation of the richness and variety of Peruvian cuisine.

Peruvian Cuisine

This blog hopes to become the focal point for people interested in Peruvian cuisine.  It also has many recipes for people interested in making Peruvian dishes at home.

Fresh Fruit, Cuzco's San Pedro Market

Recipehound “Recipes from Peru”

Founded by an enthusiastic food hobbyist and dietetic administrator, Recipehound encompases thousands of recipes from around the world, including almost forty recipes of Peruvian dishes.

Yanuq Peruvian Cooking.

A word that means hearth or home in Quechua, Yanuq is also a foodie site in Peru. It contains much information about Peruvian cooking as well as a large set of recipes. Although its main site is in Spanish, the link here is a treasure trove of recipes in English.

INGREDIENTS

Since it can be difficult to find the necessary ingredients for Peruvian food, Cuzcoeats provides the following select links.