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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.

Breakfast Empanadas With Bacon & Eggs
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Complexity: very easy

Breakfast Empanadas With Bacon & Eggs

These are an excellent option for breakfast on the run. Make ahead on the weekend. Cook bacon and eggs, cool and freeze. They reheat well in the microwave.

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 Bread (Pao de Queijo)
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo)

These are yummy either served plain, or with marinara sauce. For more variety, try adding a selection of herb seasonings, or substituting other cheeses for the Parmesan.

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.

Coconut-Crusted Fish Fillets With Mango Salsa
  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Complexity: very easy

Coconut-Crusted Fish Fillets With Mango Salsa

Sautéed fish fillets have a crisp coconut crust and topped with a refreshing mango salsa. Coconut adds a bit of sweetness while the curry powder brings more complex flavour and a hint of heat.

Colombian-Style Pork Belly
  • Time: 11 hours
  • Complexity: very easy

Colombian-Style Pork Belly

Fall-off-the-bone tender and really succulent pork meat. Perfectly rendered fat layer. Evenly blistered crackling skin. This is just the best way to cook pork belly!