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Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby argidd » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:30 pm

My husband proposed having Sunday Roast, as he used to in England.
So a few Sundays ago, wondering how we could make a roast meat, we went to the Farmer's Market (Bioferia) and went to the people with all the herbs and spices ("La Huertita"), we bought the "Sazonador para asados y parrillas", besides from herbs it's got Maras salt, and it is natural and organic.

We sprinkled it on our chicken and baked it, it was really nice! It really didn't need anything else. We ate it with roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables and gravy.

Anyway, thought other Brits missing a Sunday Roast could benefit from this, or anyone wanting to try a really good roasted meal.


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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby panman » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:32 pm

argidd wrote:My husband proposed having Sunday Roast, as he used to in England.
So a few Sundays ago, wondering how we could make a roast meat, we went to the Farmer's Market (Bioferia) and went to the people with all the herbs and spices ("La Huertita"), we bought the "Sazonador para asados y parrillas", besides from herbs it's got Maras salt, and it is natural and organic.

We sprinkled it on our chicken and baked it, it was really nice! It really didn't need anything else. We ate it with roasted potatoes, steamed vegetables and gravy.

Anyway, thought other Brits missing a Sunday Roast could benefit from this, or anyone wanting to try a really good roasted meal.

I've eaten so much chicken over the years here, that I would have to insist on either roast beef with Yorkshire pudding or lamb with mint sauce to remind me of home.
The "Peruvian touch" amused me though and reminded me of a few weeks ago when, for similar nostalgic reasons, I made a Shepherds pie. I served it topped with grated Cheddar and tomatoes and even if I say it myself, it tasted superb. Everything was ruined though, when my wife suggested how much better it could have been, If only I'd served it with rice.
Divorce proceedings are underway :lol:
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby argidd » Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:17 pm

Oh, I guess the chicken got to you!
We don't eat that much meat (in general), we'll try it with pork next, since I don't eat lamb and probably beef next month, with the same seasoning, though. :)

You know what my husband made once? a Sheperds pie but with yuca instead of potato. It was really nice.

Yorskshire pudding! I've been meaning to make those. 8)

I'm sorry about the rice! I guess we are a unique Peruvian home... our rice maker is still mint in box and being sold to a friend! We only make it occassionally when I make fried (brown) rice or some sort of rissotto.

Panman, if you have any recipes from home to share, I'd love to try them!
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby Sergio Bernales » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:46 am

Argidd, here's a really simple one without meat that I really like. It's easy, warm and great for lunch in the middle of Lima's winter and it can be reheated for later. It's called Rumbledethumps. I've added a recipe from the BBC as my own tends to vary depending on what I've got in the house and I'd probably offend purists, so if you want to do it your own way, you can change things and add other things al gusto and it does work, although strictly speaking it's probably then a different dish. I even added a tin of sweetcorn once and it was probably one of the best comfort meals I've ever had. I also use whatever kind of cabbage they have in season, or even spinach instead of cabbage. You can perhaps leave out the swedes/turnips - I've only ever seen the small turnips here, not big swedes and they have a completely different flavour.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/rumbledethumps_87486

Okay, here's one question I've got for you, where can I get a really good metal potato masher? I've only ever been able to buy those black plastic ones.

Panman, Shepherd's pie with rice, that made me laugh. My own personal weakness is to have it with baked beans. I've found you can also make a decent Shepherd's pie with the soya mince they sell here, if you add enough seasoning, carrots, onions and so on. Although it's also really good with lentils and beans.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle ... er-recipes
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby panman » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:19 am

Sergio Bernales wrote:Okay, here's one question I've got for you, where can I get a really good metal potato masher? I've only ever been able to buy those black plastic ones.

Panman, Shepherd's pie with rice, that made me laugh. My own personal weakness is to have it with baked beans. I've found you can also make a decent Shepherd's pie with the soya mince they sell here, if you add enough seasoning, carrots, onions and so on. Although it's also really good with lentils and beans.



Don't know where you're living, but if it's Lima then this is where to go. Also if you look in the catering stores along Avenida La Paz in Miraflores you'll probably find something cheaper.
look for prensa papas on the product list.

http://www.obc-corp.com/occidental/
153 Enrique Palacios, near to the junction Arequipa.

I love baked beans, but where can you get the Heinz type, in tomato sauce, in Lima?
As for Shepherds pie without REAL meat, impossible :lol:
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby argidd » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:09 am

I got my prensa papas at Wong. It was in the utensil section, it is the heavy duty metal one, the brand was Facusa.

Thanks Sergio! I will take a look at that link.

Oh, in my orginal post I forgot to mention we made pigs in a blanket as well. We used the Otto Kunz curry chorizos, and they were really nice, the curry wasn't abundant, so it's not an "aggressive" taste.
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby argidd » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:15 am

panman wrote:
Sergio Bernales wrote:Okay, here's one question I've got for you, where can I get a really good metal potato masher? I've only ever been able to buy those black plastic ones.

Panman, Shepherd's pie with rice, that made me laugh. My own personal weakness is to have it with baked beans. I've found you can also make a decent Shepherd's pie with the soya mince they sell here, if you add enough seasoning, carrots, onions and so on. Although it's also really good with lentils and beans.



Don't know where you're living, but if it's Lima then this is where to go. Also if you look in the catering stores along Avenida La Paz in Miraflores you'll probably find something cheaper.
look for prensa papas on the product list.

http://www.obc-corp.com/occidental/
153 Enrique Palacios, near to the junction Arequipa.

I love baked beans, but where can you get the Heinz type, in tomato sauce, in Lima?
As for Shepherds pie without REAL meat, impossible :lol:


Nowhere .... We've been looking for them for years. I think we even brought a tin back from England (which my husband used up), it came along with HPsauce, mustard, blackcurrant juice, and what my friends describe as "all the tea there was in England" :D
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby panman » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:04 am

And there's me thinking that I had all the tea in England stashed away in my kitchen cupboard :lol:
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby Sergio Bernales » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:42 am

Yeah, never seen Heinz or HP or anything like that. Only overpriced brands that I don't know and when I tried them, didn't like them much. I even tried making my own trying to replicate the sauce with tomato paste, salsa ingles, a spot of vinegar, but I just couldn't get it right. Maybe we've just thought up a new import business. The British tea and baked beans emporium. At least we know we'd have a dozen or so ex-pat customers. And I've never got used to a prensa. Maybe I need to learn. But I'll check out the link you recommend, Panman, or take a stroll down Arequipa. Thanks.
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby argidd » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:43 am

Sergio Bernales wrote:Yeah, never seen Heinz or HP or anything like that. Only overpriced brands that I don't know and when I tried them, didn't like them much. I even tried making my own trying to replicate the sauce with tomato paste, salsa ingles, a spot of vinegar, but I just couldn't get it right. Maybe we've just thought up a new import business. The British tea and baked beans emporium. At least we know we'd have a dozen or so ex-pat customers. And I've never got used to a prensa. Maybe I need to learn. But I'll check out the link you recommend, Panman, or take a stroll down Arequipa. Thanks.



I thought about making it myself... but yeah, thought it would not be the same... I don't like to consume processed food, but I like HP sauce (and my husband... need I say, he loves it?)

I am in the Emporium idea!
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby Sergio Bernales » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:36 pm

I like the fusion idea, breakfast tea with a Peruvian twist - tea served with limes instead of lemons, a spot of aji in the baked beans, although definitely no rice with shepherd's pie. What's a good fusion name? Maybe Atahualpa Smith And Sons, Baked Beans and Breakfast Tea Import/Export Corporation.
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby argidd » Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:41 pm

Sergio Bernales wrote:I like the fusion idea, breakfast tea with a Peruvian twist - tea served with limes instead of lemons, a spot of aji in the baked beans, although definitely no rice with shepherd's pie. What's a good fusion name? Maybe Atahualpa Smith And Sons, Baked Beans and Breakfast Tea Import/Export Corporation.


Haha, my husband kids around that our child (some time in the future) should be named "Atahualpa"...

I like the idea (of the corp name) ... but Smith? Maybe something a bit more British, like Windsor? Or Cambridge?

Hey... Kate and William should've named their little boy Atahualpa. King Atahualpa of The UK of GB and NI (and whatever else they are royalty of), that would be a killer name!!!
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby Sergio Bernales » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:09 pm

argidd wrote:
Sergio Bernales wrote:I like the fusion idea, breakfast tea with a Peruvian twist - tea served with limes instead of lemons, a spot of aji in the baked beans, although definitely no rice with shepherd's pie. What's a good fusion name? Maybe Atahualpa Smith And Sons, Baked Beans and Breakfast Tea Import/Export Corporation.


Haha, my husband kids around that our child (some time in the future) should be named "Atahualpa"...

I like the idea (of the corp name) ... but Smith? Maybe something a bit more British, like Windsor? Or Cambridge?

Hey... Kate and William should've named their little boy Atahualpa. King Atahualpa of The UK of GB and NI (and whatever else they are royalty of), that would be a killer name!!!


I think I once read that it was the most common name in the phone book, but maybe something like Smithers or if you want to go the upper crust route Atahualpa Bowes-Lyon, or even Tupac Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis. No joke, that's a real name and apparently the Bowes-Lyons have some secret mad cousins of the queen incarcerated in an mental institution.
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby argidd » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:31 pm

Atahualpa Bowes-Lyons And Sons, Baked Beans and Breakfast Tea Import/Export Corporation S.A.C. ?
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby Sergio Bernales » Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:56 pm

argidd wrote:Atahualpa Bowes-Lyons And Sons, Baked Beans and Breakfast Tea Import/Export Corporation S.A.C. ?


You´ve nailed it.
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby panman » Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:22 pm

Sergio Bernales wrote:
argidd wrote:
Sergio Bernales wrote:I like the fusion idea, breakfast tea with a Peruvian twist - tea served with limes instead of lemons, a spot of aji in the baked beans, although definitely no rice with shepherd's pie. What's a good fusion name? Maybe Atahualpa Smith And Sons, Baked Beans and Breakfast Tea Import/Export Corporation.


Haha, my husband kids around that our child (some time in the future) should be named "Atahualpa"...

I like the idea (of the corp name) ... but Smith? Maybe something a bit more British, like Windsor? Or Cambridge?

Hey... Kate and William should've named their little boy Atahualpa. King Atahualpa of The UK of GB and NI (and whatever else they are royalty of), that would be a killer name!!!


I think I once read that it was the most common name in the phone book, but maybe something like Smithers or if you want to go the upper crust route Atahualpa Bowes-Lyon, or even Tupac Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis. No joke, that's a real name and apparently the Bowes-Lyons have some secret mad cousins of the queen incarcerated in an mental institution.


Smith is infact the most common name in England, Windsor comes in at 1224th way below Patel at 44.
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby Sergio Bernales » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:13 pm

panman wrote:
Sergio Bernales wrote:
argidd wrote:
Sergio Bernales wrote:I like the fusion idea, breakfast tea with a Peruvian twist - tea served with limes instead of lemons, a spot of aji in the baked beans, although definitely no rice with shepherd's pie. What's a good fusion name? Maybe Atahualpa Smith And Sons, Baked Beans and Breakfast Tea Import/Export Corporation.


Haha, my husband kids around that our child (some time in the future) should be named "Atahualpa"...

I like the idea (of the corp name) ... but Smith? Maybe something a bit more British, like Windsor? Or Cambridge?

Hey... Kate and William should've named their little boy Atahualpa. King Atahualpa of The UK of GB and NI (and whatever else they are royalty of), that would be a killer name!!!


I think I once read that it was the most common name in the phone book, but maybe something like Smithers or if you want to go the upper crust route Atahualpa Bowes-Lyon, or even Tupac Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis. No joke, that's a real name and apparently the Bowes-Lyons have some secret mad cousins of the queen incarcerated in an mental institution.


Smith is infact the most common name in England, Windsor comes in at 1224th way below Patel at 44.


That's exactly what I heard. In fact, I've even heard it's the most popular surname in Aberdeen, so I googled this.

http://www.britishsurnames.co.uk/1881ce ... rdeenshire
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby panman » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:07 am

[quote="Sergio Bernales"

That's exactly what I heard. In fact, I've even heard it's the most popular surname in Aberdeen, so I googled this.

http://www.britishsurnames.co.uk/1881ce ... rdeenshire[/quote]
It never ceases to amaze me the amount of information you can find by just typing some simple key words into Google :) So to take the thread back to food I personally love some of the travelogues I used to watch back home, not just on Britsh cooking but international cuisine.
The first of this TV genre that caught my eye many years ago was fronted by Keith Floyd, described by some as the first Rock 'n' Roll TV chef, drinking more wine than he used to cook, often showing in his performance to camera.

Corned beef.
http://youtu.be/XZovJDkCEgU

Greek islands.
http://youtu.be/eEBSg4hRku0

Then there's Rick Stein who specialises in Fish dishes, he made this wonderful series on a barge, traveling through France.

http://youtu.be/l1JXeXnNZOY

Jamie Oliver is not my favorite chef by any means, but his "Great Italian escape" series was nice to watch.
http://youtu.be/uP-yNvHNuYA

I had a great collection of cook books from most of these series, containing some of my favorite recipes, all of which are still in a box back home in my mothers attic. Still thanks to the internet you can still access them as part of some interesting programmes.
The links above will also direct you to loads of other great programmes made by the same people.
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby tormenta » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:05 am

Never tried Brit food before but I've heard it's quite tasty.
Any British restaurants in Peru?
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby argidd » Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:53 am

Panman, thanks for sharing!
I get most recipes from the internet, but some I do invent or adapt. I even have an App on my phone.

Tormenta, British food is quite nice, I only learnt to discover it when my husband and I met. Unfortunately there is no British restaurant per se, in Lima. The English pub has a few items, we had sandwiches, but not British food at its greatest. There is (we went in 2009) a really nice one in Cusco. It was on one of the streets that end in the Plaza de Armas. It is on a second floor. In Huacachina, there is a little hostel called Bamboo (we went in 2011), and they serve English Breakfast, all day!
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Re: Sunday Roast with a Peruvian touch

Postby Sergio Bernales » Thu Aug 29, 2013 1:22 pm

panman wrote:[quote="Sergio Bernales"

That's exactly what I heard. In fact, I've even heard it's the most popular surname in Aberdeen, so I googled this.

http://www.britishsurnames.co.uk/1881ce ... rdeenshire

It never ceases to amaze me the amount of information you can find by just typing some simple key words into Google :) So to take the thread back to food I personally love some of the travelogues I used to watch back home, not just on Britsh cooking but international cuisine.
The first of this TV genre that caught my eye many years ago was fronted by Keith Floyd, described by some as the first Rock 'n' Roll TV chef, drinking more wine than he used to cook, often showing in his performance to camera.

Corned beef.
http://youtu.be/XZovJDkCEgU

Yeah, RIP Keith Floyd, probably the most entertaining TV chef I've ever seen. I still have this fond memory of him doing a sketch on Comic Relief called Floyd on Fish and then the camera cut to him sitting on top of Michael Fish the weatherman.

Here's a video on faggots for the Americans.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVHbWHGVYaU

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