Peruvian cuisine is a fusion of many different culinary traditions: Andean, Spanish, and Asian among the most influential. Potatoes are popular, as are beans, corn, fish, meat, etc. Peruvian food is very popular in Buenos Aires and a Peruvian restaurant is easy to find in nearly every neighborhood. I know of several in San Telmo, and Monserrat, but there is one in particular I wanted to tell you about… Continue reading
I first had Seco de Carne at the Peruvian restaurant Chan Chan in Buenos Aires. It is a very typical Peruvian dish, aromatic, tasty, and perfect for a colder day.
There are also many variations and recipes. Some put potatoes in the stew, some sweet potatoes. Sometimes the meat is beef, sometimes pork, or even goat (which is quite tasty).
In this recipe, I marinate the meat in beer, but you can also just use water and skip the marinade. If so, I would recommend adding a cup of bullion.