February 07, 2023 3 min read
Peruvian food is a wonderful combination of local ingredients and international food that came along with different cultures. One of the most influential cuisines for Peru for the past 100+ years has been the Asian cuisine.
There are hundreds of dishes that can be considered adaptations of Chinese gastronomy, and many popularly known Peruvian recipes would’ve never happened if it weren’t for Chinese culture and ingredients.
One of the most delicious merges is theArroz Chaufa Charapa, a smoky and strong flavored dish. This recipe is a variation of the traditionalArroz Chaufa with exotic ingredients such as cecina (dried pork) and Amazonian chorizo.
Keep reading to learn how to make this delicacy and wow your guests on your next dinner.
An interesting fact about this recipe is that its name actually comes from a mispronunciation of the Chinese wordchǎofàn, which is actually the mealArroz Chaufa takes its inspiration from.
With the arrival of Chinese immigrants came many of the main ingredient of this recipe, such as ginger, soy sauce and of course the Chinese onion.
To cook a tastyArroz Chaufa Charapa you’ll need a large skillet (if you have a wok type of skillet it’s even better), the preparation time is 15 minutes and cooking time 20 minutes, and this recipe serves 6 portions.
The best way to serveArroz Chaufa Charapa is to peel and slice the plantain bananas and fry them a bit in a medium skillet with vegetable oil. The flavor of your dish will be uplifted by the surprising flavor of the bananas on the side, on top or even on a separate plate.
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