Anticuchos, a Peruvian Treat

by admin on July 30, 2012

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Anticuchos are a traditional Peruvian street food, but can also be found in restaurants across the country. Tender beef heart is marinated in a seasoning mixture that includes aji panca, one of the most popular Peruvian chili peppers, and then grilled on a skewer, for a simple, yet delicious treat. You can also make an aji panca marinade for chicken, or any other meat you enjoy, but the most traditional way to enjoy anticuchos is to use beef heart. The easiest way to make a marinade like this is to use aji panca paste, which contains all of the authentic flavor of the peppers without the need for fresh produce. A couple of teaspoons of this potent paste can transform a simple recipe into an authentic Peruvian dish. Try anticuchos the next time you visit your local Peruvian restaurant.