June 29, 2021 3 min read
Peruvian food is filled with contrasting flavors, exotic ingredients and nutritious elements that create a balanced diet. We can find the perfect example of all this in Peruvian stews, and one delicious stew is theCausa Norteña. This colorful recipe is created with different tubers like potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams, corn and its very characteristic salty fish.
Keep reading to find out more about Causa Norteña and the whole recipe to create this delicious dish.
If you’re not familiar with Peruvian gastronomy, we should tell you upfront that Causa is one of the most popular dishes in the country, thanks to potatoes being such an essential food in Peru. Causa is so traditional that it even dates back to the 1700’s, and over time many variations of the original recipe was invented according to the ingredients people had at hand.
Causa Norteña, also known as Causa Ferreñefana, has been around in the Northern Peruvian region for the last decades, already being a part of the food culture. This recipe forCausa Norteña takes about a day and 30 minutes to prepare and another 25 minutes to cook, and with the ingredients provided it should serve for about 4 big portions.
You can enjoy yourCausa Norteña with side dishes you prepared with sweet potatoes, yams, corn pieces and green plantains sliced and boiled. The ingredients mentioned above are part of the classic recipe, and if you want extra flavor you can also boil some eggs or even pour some fresh olives on your dish. The strong taste of all the ingredients is a delicacy that needs to be shared with friends and family on a filling dinner.
If you enjoy complex recipes with exotic flavors you have to prepare this recipe, it will wow everyone who tries it and it will leave you wanting more Peruvian food!
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