July 08, 2021 3 min read
Coming right from the Andean region of the country, there’s a quirky dish with a huge Afro-Peruvian influence.
And although it’s a recipe that can also be found in countries like Ecuador, Colombia and Bolivia,Peruvian cuy is a culinary delicacy ready to be enjoyed.
With its soft texture and spicy texture, guinea pig is very high in protein and low in fat and cholesterol; it has a flavor similar to rabbit.
Peruvian cuy (which by the way is named after the sound the animal makes: “kwee”) can be cooked in two different ways:
Cuy chactado, which means deep-fried with spices; andcuy al horno, which is roasted and served on a stick. We will concentrate on the most knownPeruvian cuy chactado.
You might be wondering “Why do people enjoyPeruvian cuy so much? What is so special about it?” and well, we know it’s hard to understand how this tiny animal can become your meal.
Like any other country, Peru has some super exotic dishes that might not be as common as the rest, but it’s still a part of its culture.
Peruvian cuy or guinea pig is a meal that is cooked, served and enjoyed mostly on special occasions, or in fancy restaurants ready for adventurous eaters out there.
If you consider yourself one of those people, keep reading to learn the recipe forPeruvian cuy, a dish typically served with salad and its traditional potatoes.
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