Sunday, July 18, 2010

Glossary for the week

Cebiche mixto: Mixed fresh seafood (in this case: fish, squid, scallops, octopus, cockels and crab) cold cooked with fresh lime juice, cilantro, onion and a little chili. Spelled ceviche in Mexico.

Ají: Capsicum, or chili.

Maracuyá: Passionfruit

Pisco: A grape liquor like a brandy, it is DOC and comes from only a few regions of Peru.ú

Sopa de mariscos: Seafood soup with a seafood based broth.

Calamari: Squid (the small ones).

Cockels: A small bivalve like a clam.

Choclo: Corn and maiz.

Rocoto: A moderately spicy chili.

Palta: Avocado.

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