We thought we’d share some of our favourite meals with you!
MAC ‘N CHEESE’S PERUVIAN COUSIN
Sometimes you just want some comforting cheesy pasta that’s super quick to make. This is kind of Mac n Cheese, but with a classy Peruvian twist, meaning it has more flavour and you don’t feel like you’re a 6 year old when you eat it.
It features [surprisingly good] packaged Salsa la Huancaína which is a traditional sauce made with yellow chilli [not spicy, just tasty] and feta cheesy goodness.
Ingredients [serves two]:
No refrigerated products needed.
- Spaghetti [half a packet]
- 1 chicken stock cube [or any other flavour]
- Bay leaf
- Salsa la Huancaína [90g packet]
- Cheese for sprinkling 50g [we used a Peruvian ‘Swiss’ fresh cheese, but packet Parmasen would work]
- Mushrooms 200g
- Small red onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 can of tuna with oil [omit if you want a vego option]
- Pepper, salt oregano, olive oil for seasoning
Boil enough water for your spaghetti. Add the bay leaf, stock cube, a dash of olive oil and salt. Once boiling add your spaghetti.
In a seperate pan, add the thinly sliced onion and garlic with a dash of the oil from ya tuna can. Cook for 2 minutes with pepper, salt, and oregano. Add the mushrooms. Cook for another couple of minutes until mushrooms are soft [but not mushy].
Strain the spaghetti. Add whatever cheese you’re using, and the packet of Salsa la Huancaína. Add the can of tuna and the mushrooms and mix through. If you have any fresh parsley, it’d go down well.
Best served with a cold beer…
HOW WE KEEP OUR VEGGIES FRESH WITH NO FRIDGE OR ICE
We keep our veggies fresh without the need for ice or a fridge. We use a small styrofoam container that has a lid with holes in it [to let the veggies breath]. It’s lined with newspaper which helps absorb some of the veggie’s moisture. Its size also means we need to restock every 4-5 days which means our food is always pretty fresh.
A little trick that has greatly prolonged the life of our ingredients is to place a lump of salt on a paper towel, then close it up so it looks like a tiny baggy. You could twist the paper towel, or use a peg. Place a couple of these salt baggies in the box. They absorb all the excess moisture which is useful if you’ve got half a carrot or tomato.
If we have say half a brócoli, I wrap the head in a paper towel and place a baggy next to it. This little system helps keep the brócoli fresh for longer.