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South American Fusion Dishes

Explorers, colonialism, and immigration have all left their culinary mark on South America. The recipes included here show how mixing different food traditions can have spectacular results.

Arroz Chaufa - Chinese Peruvian Fried Rice
Arroz chaufa is the perfect quick supper dish, and a great way to reinvent leftover rice. Make it with leftover roast chicken, roast pork, or just whatever vegetables you have on hand.

Causa Rellena con Pollo - Yellow Potatoes with Chicken
Causa is made with papas amarillas, yellow potatoes that resemble yukon golds. The potatoes are mashed and seasoned with lime juice and aji amarillo (yellow chile pepper), layered with chicken or tuna salad and slices of avocado, and garnished with parsley and black olives.

Lomo Saltado - Peruvian Stir-fried Beef and Potatoes
This a classic Peruvian dish, a mix of Chinese stir-fry and Peruvian meat and potatoes. Serve it with rice for a delicious hearty dinner.

Yellow Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Aji Sauce
This Latin Italian fusion dish features golden yellow potato gnocchi in a cream aji amarillo pepper sauce.

Vegetarian Quinoa Sushi with Sweet Potatoes and Caramelized Onions
This vegetable sushi made with quinoa is healthy and delicious.

Lomo Saltado Sushi - Peruvian Fusion Sushi
This Asian-Peruvian sushi is filled with spicy stir-fried beef and vegetables, and garnished with a rocoto chile pepper salsa

Tropical Sushi Roll - Japanese/South American Fusion Roll
An exotic sushi roll with the tropical flavors of passionfruit, mango and avocado.

Cornmeal Cheddar Biscuits - Masarepa Biscuits with Cheese
These delicate cheesy breads are a cross between cornbread, biscuits, and arepas, and are made with masarepa, the cornmeal that is used to make arepas.

Corvina con Pimienta Molle - Chilean Sea Bass with Pink Peppercorns
Sea Bass and pink peppercorns are native to South America, and they are combined here in the novo andino (new andean) style. Novo andino cuisine uses traditional South American ingredients in new and creative ways, with influences from around the world.

Dulce de Leche Whoopie Pies - Chocolate Sandwiches with Dulce de Leche Filling
The alfajor meets the whoopie pie in this yummy treat of cakey chocolate cookies sandwiched with a caramel dulce de leche filling.

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