Kathlyn of Bake Like a Ninja was our Daring Cooks’ March 2011 hostess. Kathlyn challenges us to make two classic Peruvian dishes: Ceviche de Pescado from “Peruvian Cooking – Basic Recipes” by Annik Franco Barreau. And Papas Rellenas adapted from a home recipe by Kathlyn’s Spanish teacher, Mayra.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love the Daring Kitchen? Last month with the Daring Cooks, it was Japanese (sigh…) and now Peruvian food! Peru is a place I’d like to go to someday even though I don’t know much about it. I hadn’t even thought a whole lot about Peruvian cuisine, but if it’s all as good as this experience, I want to go to there, stat.
This challenge actually featured a number of recipes (ceviche, papas rellenas, salsa criolla, and pisco sour), but we were only required to do the ceviche and/or the papas rellenas. Even though I do eat fish, ceviche kind of freaks me out, so I nixed that one. I’ve had chile rellenos, but hadn’t ever heard of the potato equivalent, so I was excited to try it. Filled and fried mashed potatoes? HECK YES. I also made the salsa criolla because onions and I are buds.