Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pork chuc with green tortillas and pumpkin seed dip

Marinate pork fillet chopped into thin minute steaks in 3 lime and 1 orange juice and salt and pepper for 20- 30 mins. Drain juice and reserve. 
Saute in a pan until golden.
Add the reserved juice and simmer gently for about 5 mins. 
2 red onion cut in half and peeled with pepper and salt wrap well in aluminium foil. Roast over fire or in oven 
Chop the roasted red onions into slices and mix with lime juice. 
1/2 Red onion cut in half and peeled with pepper and salt wrap well in aluminium foil. 
3 tomatoes in half with salt and pepper and wrap in aluminium foil. 
Cook over the fire or in an oven. 
Can also use banana leaves instead of aluminium foil. 
Blend a cup of roasted then ground pumpkin seeds with mashed tomatoes and onion pieces and coriander leaves.

Chaya tortillas 
2 large handfuls of Chaya (substitute with spinach)
Put in food processor or cut very finely
Mix equal parts water and cornflour 
400g flour with 400mL water for 10 people 
Mix with a pinch of salt and the Chaya 
Knead until smooth and then shape into bowls and squash into tortilla 
For chayita fold into three 
Deep fry until golden around the edges 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tortilla and fajitas

1kg flour (corn) 
1L water 
Pinch of salt 
Squash between two plates 
Cook with no oil in hot pan 

Chicken marinate in lime, salt, pepper
Cook chicken
Separately cook onion, capsicum red and green 
Add chicken lime juice and then at end coriander. 

Cook chorizo in crumbles 
Add beans and simmer 

Saturday, October 26, 2013


Terraces with flowing water.

Pisac markets

Talked up as the best markets in the region.
I preferred cusco San pedro markets. Cheaper and less touristy than pisac.
Still fun for a look.
We ate at one of the restaurants near the veg market and I was food poisoned. Luckily it only made me sick for the afternoon.