Olluquito with charqui

Olluquito with charqui Recipe

Olluquito with charqui is one of the typical dishes of the Peruvian highlands that are traditionally prepared. This small Andean tuber is also known as Melloco, Ulluco or Papa Lisa, being one of the main ingredients of Peruvian Gastronomy.

Maybe you wonder, where it is Olluquito with Charqui?. According to the origin of the dish was born in the Peruvian Andes 1800 years ago AC, in the preparation used the ulluco something similar to a small potato and the Charqui which is a llama or alpaca meat stuffed with salt, the years went by and were added Garlic onion and the famous Peruvian yellow pepper. It is told in stories and legends that it was the favorite dish of the Inca and his whole court.

This typical food of Peru with high nutritional value is composed of Papa Lisa, which is a tuber rich in calories, proteins, iron, retinol and zinc. Also the Peruvian Gastronomy is considered one of the best in the world, being a good option to delight their exquisite flavors.

This folkloric dish or Andean Peruvian food has 4 essential ingredients from the country of origin, the Ulluco, Peruvian Yellow pepper, Peruvian red pepper and the Charqui, few countries have the availability of having the Yellow Pepper and Peruvian Colorado, do not worry you can use turmeric powder and red pepper powder. In the matter of the Charqui you can use meat or chicken, the other ingredients and preparation are the same. In such a way that they can prepare Olluquito with Meat or Olluquito with Chicken.

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Day of the Olluquito with Charqui

In different Andean towns of Peru, on October 5 is celebrated the Day of the Olluquito, this most prestigious party is in Huancavelica, where the famous dish with charqui is prepared, which gathers hundreds of visitors a year. Gastón Acúrio, renowned Gastronomic Cheff of Peru, is a devotee of the Olluquito that is cooked in this place, besides he confesses that it is the best Olluquito with charqui in the world.

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If you want to know more:

  • Origin of the Olluco

  • Nutritional properties of Olluco

  • Benefits of the Olluco

Preparation data:

  • Cuisine: Peruvian
  • Servings: 6 People
  • Total time: 45 minutes

Olluquito with Charqui Ingredients

  • 1 kg of Olluco
  • 200 grams of Charqui
  • 200 grams of peas
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons ground garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground Peruvian yellow pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground Peruvian red pepper
  • Parsley
  • Ground oregano
  • Pepper
  • Salt to taste

Olluquito with Charqui Preparation

1ºP: Wash and chop the Ollucos and Charqui in julienne. Chop the parsley into thin pieces.

2ºP: In a pot add the oil, garlic, onion, tomato, pepper and sauté for 3 minutes, then add the yellow and red pepper and sauté for 3 more minutes.

3ºP: Then add the Charqui, oregano and let cook 5 minutes, add the Ullucos, ½ cup of water and salt to taste, let cook for 30 minutes over medium heat (5).

4ºP: At the end of cooking add the parsley and turn off the heat. It can be accompanied with a Portion of rice.

5ºP: Serve and enjoy, Bon appetit!. It can be accompanied by a delicious purple chicha.

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