June 30, 2021 3 min read
There are meals that were created to be enjoyed in a family setting, when the table is full and the noise is loud.
Peruvian food has hundreds of recipes that describe this feeling perfectly.
A very popular recipe is Mondonguito a la Italiana, which can be considered by many a variation of the traditional Peruvian Cau Cau. (You can learn this recipehere)
Like many recipes in modern Peruvian cuisine,Mondonguito a la Italiana has its beginnings thanks to immigrants.
In the late XIX Century, Italians arrived at Peru and started spreading some of their most popular dishes; but they had to adapt to what they could find.
This resulted in meals such as the one you’ll learn to cook here.
This recipe has a preparation time of 25 minutes and a cooking time of approximately an hour, and it serves 6 portions.
One of the most classic ways to accompany theMondonguito a la Italiana is with a side of white, fluffy rice.
You can even place a bed of rice and then add theMondonguito on top for a more gourmet presentation.
To top this meal, just sprinkle as much grated Parmesan cheese as you like and let it melt with the heat of the dish.
This recipe is perfect for a family gathering, with the delicious ingredients and an unexpected Italian twist you’ll charm everyone who tries it.
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