As we’ve always said, ceviche is the best remedy for hot weather. Now we have someone backing us up – a writer from the Washington Post! In his article titled “Seviche, Peru’s Overlooked Heat Remedy,” Tim Carman mentions that many people think of dishes like gazpacho, a cold tomato-based soup, as the best dishes to beat the heat. But we know ceviche is even better, and he agrees. (He uses the English spelling of ceviche, with an S.) He also writes, “If anyone understands the call of seviche in scorching weather, it’s the Peruvians, those hardy souls who have built one of Latin America’s more robust economies in a rugged, mountainous, coastal country located just south of the Equator.” We agree! We serve three variations of Peruvian ceviche in CT at Fiesta Limena – shrimp, fish, and mixed seafood. Each has its own appeal, but they will all satisfy your craving for a light, delicious meal during the height of summer. Ceviche is a great choice for people on a diet as well, since it is a low-carb and low-calorie option. Here is one last fun fact about ceviche – the Spanish conquistadors brought over the limes that are used to make Peruvian ceviche, but the dish existed long before they arrived. The original ceviche was created with the juice of native oranges. The combination of international influence and native cooking techniques makes Peruvian food irresistible.
July 19, 2012
July 17, 2012
As we continue to serve the most delicious homestyle Peruvian food in CT, we often hear that our customers would like to learn more about the tasty dishes they enjoy at our CT restaurante Peruano. We are happy to educate our friends about Peruvian cuisine. Today we’ll discuss Salsa Criolla, which makes many of our dishes so flavorful. Salsa Criolla is a mixture of onions, and lime juice, and cilantro, and sometimes tomatoes as well. This mixture adds a light and fresh flavor to the fried seafood in our jalea platter, as well as our side salads and ceviche. It can be added to almost any Peruvian dish, such as papa a la huancaina, for an extra flavor boost. Salsa Criolla is a healthy and tasty addition to a homestyle Peruvian meal.