One of our favorite homestyle Peruvian dishes is aji de gallina. Of course, one of the most important ingredients is aji amarillo, the quintessential Peruvian pepper. We love this pepper, and use it in many of our most popular dishes. Shredded chicken is mixed with aji amarillo paste and other seasonings to create a flavorful topping for potatoes and rice. Some guests order a plate of aji de gallina to split as an appetizer, others order it as a meal. Either way, it is a great example of a simple yet satisfying dish from Peru. We offer it everyday at Fiesta Limena, and we love cooking up this Peruvian food in CT for all of our loyal customers!
June 27, 2012
June 13, 2012
The temperature is rising, and we only have a week until it’s officially summer! We’re looking forward to picnics, the beach, and of course our favorite summer foods. At Fiesta Peruvian Restaurants in CT, we think a light, fresh ceviche is the perfect summer dinner option. Grab it to go and enjoy it in the sunshine, or visit us in our dining room after a day at the beach. For those who haven’t tried it yet, ceviche is a seafood dish that is “cooked” without heat. This may sound strange, but the acidity of the lime juice and peppers we use to season the fresh fish, shrimp, and mixed seafood is enough to turn the fish white and give it a delicious flavor. More and more people are branching out from the usual sushi and discovering this exciting and fresh way to enjoy seafood. All three varieties of ceviche at our Fairfield County restaurants are served with onions, yucca, and giant Peruvian corn. Finish your meal with a freshly made pina colada or pisco sour at Fiesta Limena and enjoy the start of summer!