Balsamic vinegar, Beef tenderloin, Broiled, Brown Rice, Brown sugar, Caster sugar, Chilli, Cinnamon, Cloves, Coconut, Condensed milk, Corn on the cob, Corriander, Dried Fruits, Egg whites, Eggs, Evaporated milk, Lime juice, Pecans, Peru, Port, potatoes, Prawns, Rasins, Red Onion, Red wine vinegar, Salt and Pepper, Shrimps, Soy Sauce, Star anise, Sweet Potato, Tomatoes, Vanilla esscence, Water, Yellow pepper
We find ourselves tonight sharing our evening with friends, something you may have gathered already we love to do. Why should tonight be any different so we decided again to share our dining experience with our friends. We spun the globe to land in Peru…
The republic of Peru is situated in Western South America, to its West The Pacific Ocean, South is Chile, Bolivia is to the Southeast, Brazil to the East and Colombia and Ecuador to the North. Peru is an enormous biodiverse country with environments extending from the “dry plains” of the “Pacific Coastal Region” in the west to the pinnacles of the Andes mountains spreading from the North to the Southeast reaching the tropical Amazon Basin rainforest.
Peru is divided into 25 regions and is a representative democratic. A country that is developing with a high Human Development Index score. The predominant financial activities comprise of agriculture, fishing, manufacturing and mining. There is a population is approximately 30 million and is very multi cultural which include Europeans, Amerindians, Asians and Africans with Spanish being the chief language spoken. However, there are a considerable number of Peruvians speaking indigenous languages. Because of the combination of traditional customs Peru is widely varied in areas such as literature, music, art and cuisine.
Peru has fantastic gastronomy and this has grown equally from immigrant and local customs. Foods enjoyed and cooked by ancient customs are still enjoyed in today and also profit from African, Asian and European influences. The natural characteristic “harvests” of Peru is very mixed with, the greatness of seafood, potatoes, grains and tropical fruits.
Peruvian food has really expanded over the world and equally is loved on all parts of the globe, thanks to its fresh and exceptional flavours and meals are never rushed.
The staples of indigenous Peruvian cuisine are corn, potatoes and chillies, and these have prevailed through centuries of colonial rule and immigration.
The amount of food being served at a dinner party in a Peruvian household,because of their class, is normally large amount, even by US standards. Potatoes and rice will be served along with bread and other starches. On completing your meal you would place your cutlery diagonally across the pate, with the points facing to the 10 O Clock position on the plate.
The host and the honoured guest usually sit next to each other (males to the right of the hostess, and females to the right of the host); if there is a hosting couple they usually sit together.
For our dinner party we/I opted for some traditional Peruvian food and hopefully we will do it justice and our friends will love what we have offered them..
Our appetiser/starter is a Hot Stone Shrimp(Prawn) Ceviche – Peru is one of the countries that states ownership to ceviche, which is made of raw fish and chilies, cured in lime juice and it has become their national dish. It has been one of South America’s best-kept secret for centuries, but Ceviche has become a very trendy starter/appetiser. The birthplace of Ceviche is argued between Ecuador and Peru, but with both countries having wonderful varieties of seafood, it could have come from either from the ancient Incas. Each South American country has given the ceviche a twist of its own by adding extras.