10/08/2017

A Taste of Peru at Home

In 2011 Chef, Ferran Adrià made a bold statement. He claimed Peru to be the country which​ ho​lds​the key to the future of gastronomy. At Inkaterra we’re excited to see the region becoming increasingly more recognised for its cuisine. The culinary masterpieces being created are vast, diverse and a new concept to a lot of the world; a true reflection on what this country has to offer.

Inkaterra is passionate about​ placing​ its own stamp upon the palates of our guests, showcasing​ Peruvian culture and cuisine from the heart of our properties, to provide a true, authentic experience. Every stay at Inkaterra is unique, which is why the menu varies from property-to-property, representative of what each offers,​ which in turn, ​maintains (and constantly improves) sustainability.

Wherever you are, you can recreate a taste of Peru at home, with these recipes straight from the Inkaterra Kitchens.

CACAO BREAD

It seems fitting to start our culinary expedition where our very own journey started over 40 years ago. At Inkaterra Hacienda Concepión, nestled between the Tambopata National Reserve, and the shores of the Made de Dios River, our Cacao Bread is a popular choice amongst guests. Packed with rich nutrients, and dozens of antioxidants from the cacao beans, this is the ultimate on-the-go snack, or wholesome starter – plus, ideal to curb those chocolate cravings.

INGREDIENTS:

∙       4 cups All-purpose Flour

∙       1/2 cup White sugar

∙       1/3 tsp Salt

∙       4 tsp Baking Powder

∙       3 tbsp Unsalted Butter

∙       3 Eggs

∙       1 tbsp Olive Oil

∙       1 2/3 cups Pure Cacao Paste

∙       1 1/3 cups Bitter Chocolate

∙       1 tbsp Natural Yeast Dough

PREPARATION:

 

ANDEAN QUINOTTO

risotto

Lying along the terraced hills and waterfalls of a small Andean Village, close to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu is Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Deriving from this region is the world-renowned grain, quinoa – one of the most protein-rich foods we can nourish our bodies with – trumping barley and rice. So suitably next on the menu is Andean Quinotto, a fast, simple, and a fulfilling meal to transport you back to Peru in an instance! Similar to risotto, this is traditionally served as a main meal, which can be adapted if your vegetative stock is dwindling with your own choices.

INGREDIENTS
(Makes 4-6 servings)

∙       ½ cup red or tri-color quinoa:

∙       ½ onion, diced

∙       1 clove garlic, minced

∙       1 yellow bell pepper, diced

∙       6 ½ tablespoons heavy cream

∙       1 1/3 cup white wine

∙       ¼ cup Parmesan cheese

∙       Salt and pepper to taste

 PREPARATION:

 

QUINOA COOKIES

cookies

The final recipe comes from one our most intimate properties, Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Home to the Earth to Table concept from Executive Chef, Rafael Casin, guests are encouraged to harvest their own crops with traditional Incan tools, ​as it was practiced centuries ​before. Inspired by these low carbon crops, our quinoa cookies can be munched while enjoying a nourishing cup of Peruvian tea.

INGREDIENTS:

∙       3 tbsp Red quinoa

∙       3 tbsp Black quinoa

∙       1 1/2 cups Flour

∙       80 gr. Butter

∙       2 tsp Sugar

∙       2 tsp Olive Oil

∙       1 handful of Black raisins

∙       2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract

∙       1 teaspoon Baking Powder

∙       1 Egg

PREPARATION:

 

If this has tickled your taste-buds and you’re ready to roll up your sleeves to knead, bake and fill your homes with fresh meals, then take a snap and share it with us on social media, just tag @InkaterraHotels! We can’t wait to see them!

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