When most of us think of Peruvian cuisine, it’s usually the POLLO that we get from the lovely Peruvian chicken stores all over town – roasted with yucca fries and those lovely sauces. We made it in our kitchen and you’ll find that here –
But today we’re doing something a little bit different. Ají de gallina (hen) is a dish that consists of a creamy spicy sauce made of the most interests set of ingredients. Not the usual when you think Peruvian food - Chicken or hen if peviously cooked and then shredded up.
The sauce is lovely with hard aged shredded cheese, walnuts, and bread soacked up in evaporated milk.
The heat however comes from aji Amarillo – this lovely hot and smoky yellow pepper paste.
All of this comes together in a lovely creamy and delicious sauce served up with cooked potatoes, white rice, olives and hard boiled eggs. So yummy and super easy to make for a quick weeknight dinner.