Whether your Peruvian journey takes you along the Pacific Coast or high into the Andes, you’ll delight in the tastes of this wonderful country. Here are a few things to try on your next trip to Peru!
Ahh, Ceviche – this national dish is a must when visiting Peru. You’ll find many variations, but the traditional way to prepare Ceviche includes only five ingredients. White fish filet is ‘cooked’ in lime juice and seasoned with chili peppers, onion, and salt. A simple, yet delicious seafood delight.
These skewers of grilled meats are marinated in lime juice and seasoned with Peruvian chilis and spices. Peruvians traditionally make anticuchos with beef heart, but you will find chicken, beef, and fish varieties as well. Whatever the meat choice, anticuchos are full of flavor.
CUY (GUINEA PIG)
Cuy might be hard to swallow if you’ve ever had a guinea pig for a pet, but this delicacy from the Andean region has made its way onto the menus of high-end restaurants in Lima and other parts of Peru. Often compared to rabbit, you’ll see it served to celebrate special occasions. Cuy even has its own holiday celebrated on the second Friday of October!
When tasting these Peruvian treats, don’t forget to add a Pisco Sour to your meal. This national drink is a classic cocktail of grape brandy Pisco, egg whites, lime juice, and bitters.