Salchicha Papa

Last night my husband and I were viewing different food videos featuring Peruvian cuisine and we came across a food trend that has been popular in Peru for many years. Often my husband will say to me, “Eleni, we have to go to Peru. You will love the food so much you will not want to come back.” Perhaps he is right. Ever since being with Rafael I have embraced the cuisine of my husband’s homeland and loved each and ever dish I have made or eaten elsewhere. The food trend that came to our attention was Salchicha Papa. For my non-Peruvian readers basically this dish is Smokies with Fries. Upon discussing this dish with my husband, he told me that it is all in the type of hot dog and sauce used to finish off the plate. After viewing several photos from various Latin American food blogs I quickly recognised the “type” of hot dog and decided to surprise my agapi with Salchicha Papa. To compliment the Cheddar filled Smokey from President’s Choice and the golden fries I made a Peruvian inspired Slaw and two dipping sauces – Avocado Mayo and Takamatsu Spicy Mayo.

Peruvian Slaw

2 cups of coleslaw
1 tbsp of mayo
2 tbsp avocado oil
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

First combine the mayo, avocado oil, vinegar, lime juice, salt and pepper in the bottom of the salad bowl with a whisk. Then add the coleslaw and cilantro before mixing. Putting the dressing on the bottom of the bowl will ensure that everything gets coated well with the dressing.

Avocado Mayo

1 ripe avocado
juice of 1/2 lime
2 tbsp mayo

Mash up the avocado in a bowl before adding the salt, pepper, lime juice and mayo. Then stir all the ingredients until you get a nice creamy texture.

Takamatsu Spicy Mayo

* While living in Takamatsu, Japan several years ago I often enjoyed a similar mayo concoction at the izakayas. When I came back to Toronto I tried to recreate this wonderfully spicy mayo through the years.

3 tbsp mayo
1 tbsp prepared mustard
1 tsp chili paste

Combine all three condiments together until you have a beautifully smooth consistency.


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