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South American

Aji Sauce
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Aji Sauce

A spicy sauce popular in Central and South America.

Argentine Meat Empanadas
  • Time: 65 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Argentine Meat Empanadas

The original version of the Argentinean recipe. Rich and delicious. Any meat can be used for this recipe, just be sure to cut it up into tiny pieces.

Arroz Atollado
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Arroz Atollado

A typical dish from the Colombian region of Valle del Cauca. Some people add chorizo or longaniza and chicken to this recipe, but in this one uses pork and chorizo.

Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Brazilian Cheese Puffs (Pao de Queijo)

This savoury little snack is a perfect appetizer or party food.

Canja
  • Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Canja

A taste of Brazil. These combine to lift the flavour out of the ordinary, making this soup a substantial one.

Cheese Rolls - Pão de queijo
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Cheese Rolls - Pão de queijo

This little Brazilian savoury snack is a perfect appetizer or party food.

Chilean Corn Humitas
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Chilean Corn Humitas

Use fresh corn leaves for wrapping the humitas, at least 17 cm long.

Chilean Style Stuffed Potatoes
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Chilean Style Stuffed Potatoes

This is a typical dish from the south of Chile that resembles large croquetas or nuggets that are deliciosa and easy to prepare.

Chimichurri BBQ Beef
  • Time: 15 minutes plus overnight
  • Complexity: very easy

Chimichurri BBQ Beef

Chimichurri or chimmichurri is a green sauce used for grilled meat, originally from Argentina.

Chimichurri Steak Pinchos
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Chimichurri Steak Pinchos

Chimichurri is an Argentinian condiment made with parsley, garlic and with steak, the combination of flavours is incredible. A terrific Spanish/Argentinian fusion.

Chinese-Peruvian Beef Stir-Fry (Lomo Saltado)
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Chinese-Peruvian Beef Stir-Fry (Lomo Saltado)

Serve this dish with a side of steamed rice, but it’s also great with some Tacu Tacu or on top of a green salad. If you don’t eat beef - fear not - you can make Camarones Saltados, or shrimp stir-fry. Use sliced apples instead of beef for a vegetarian version.

Double Tomato Carpaccio of Tequila-Marinated Fish
  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Double Tomato Carpaccio of Tequila-Marinated Fish

A quick snack from South America that sharpens the pallet.

Esfiha
  • Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Esfiha

Brazilian meat pies are a combination of beef and lamb.

Eyes of Ox (Ojos de Buey)
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Eyes of Ox (Ojos de Buey)

This is a favourite at any Venezuelan get-together from Maracaibo. It is so easy to make that your kids can help.

Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)
  • Time: 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Feijoada (Brazilian Black Bean Stew)

Pronounced fay-ZHWA-dah, this is another of those big, hearty, meat-and-bean stews that is the national dish of Brazil.