June 24, 2021 3 min read
When the weather starts to get cold, the wind blows and your blanket is calling your name, there’s nothing more satisfying in the world than a warm and hearty meal. For decades Peruvian food has been all about making people feel better while it nurtures the body, and certainly the best example of this is Sancochado.
This delicious meal is considered a soup, it can be served with all the ingredients in a big bowl mixed together; or some people prefer to serve the ingredients apart and eat them in bits. Keep reading to discover this amazing recipe for Sancochado.
This delicious recipe is said to have its origins in Spanish cuisine; some say Sancochado is nothing but a variation of ‘Cocido’ or ‘Olla podrida’. Although it’s still considered a very popular meal, the original recipe was much heavier. Earlier recipes included as much as 12 different types of meats such as beef, pork, sausages and chicken. Vegetables include cabbage, chickpeas, and roots. Sancochado was even served with rice, making it a dish that people’s stomachs nowadays wouldn’t bare.
Sancochado has a preparation time of 30 minutes and a cook time of approximately 3 hours, this recipe serves roughly 6 portions, depending on how you serve them.
This hearty dish is great when you place creole sauce or huancaína sauce aside to dip the ingredients on it. You can make huancaína sauce with different ají pastes like these. Sancochado is the perfect meal to share with your friends or family on a cold day, with its warm, tasty ingredients it will fill your heart AND your belly
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