Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Colombian Cuisine

In honor of National Adoption Month, I thought I would share a traditional recipe from Colombia. If you would like to see more on a traditional meal, with all the recipes, please check this out!

Ajiaco is a potato soup from Colombia.

The soup is typically served with heavy cream, capers and avocado, all mixed in just before eating in the proportions according to individual preference. Ajiaco is considered a full meal. In the highly regional Colombian cuisine, this is the dish most representative of Bogotá.

chicken breast
garlic and onion
chicken stock
12 small yellow potatoes, cut in halves
2 ears corn, cut in halves
8 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 5mm slices
1 bunch scallions
1 bunch cilantro
8 tbsp guasca
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp capers, drained
2 avocados, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced

The night before marinate the chicken breasts with garlic, onion and salt.
Put the breasts, add water, cover and cook until the chicken is tender.
Transfer the chicken to a platter.
Remove the skin from the chicken and discard.
Cut the chicken breasts into strips.
Cook the yellow potatoes in the casserole with the chicken stock until they start to disintegrate.
Add the bunch of scallions, the bunch of cilantro, the sliced potatoes, the guasca, and the corn.
When cooked remove the bunch of cilantro and the bunch of scallions.
Serve the chicken on soup bowls and pour the soup into the bowls.
Pour 3 t.
Of cream and 1 t.
Of chopped capers on each bowl.
Float the sliced avocado on top.

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