June 30, 2021 3 min read
With the stress of daily routine, there’s not always time to have a complete and good-looking meal, but you desperately try not to fall in the “fast food trap”.
If you’re looking for something that’ll take you no time to cook and with ingredients that are very easy to find,Tacu tacu is the answer to your problems.
Tacu tacu actually has a pretty interesting story that reminds us how a country’s gastronomy is always defined firstly by the people’s way of living.
Supposedly,Tacu tacu has its origin in the humblest regions of the country, where people (mainly of African descent) would take all their leftovers and mash them together so that nothing went to waste.
This meal looks like a big tamale or maybe a pancake, and even though it’s considered a ‘last minute idea’ recipe it is beloved by Peruvian culture.
One of the main things to remember when makingTacu tacu, is that the ingredients will have better adhesion if they are at least a few hours ‘old’.
This means you can cook them ahead even a couple of days before so that they’ll ‘stick together’ nicely when mashing them up.
Be patient when making this meal because it takes a little practice to get them in the right consistency, but when you master it, it will be totally worth it.
Keep reading to learn this easy recipe that will take you no longer than an hour to make. ThisTacu tacu recipe serves roughly 2-4 portions.
Tacu tacu can be served by its own like a quick and filling lunch or it can be a side dish of plates like fried fish, seared steak, fried eggs or eggplant.
You can also play with the toppings of this dish, trying sauces like ají amarillo sauce (which you can gethere). Don’t be afraid to play with the ingredients, remember that’s exactly how this meal was born!
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