Five appetizers from around the world that will melt in your mouth – reflections enroute

For us, travel must include sampling the local foods, getting a taste of the region so to speak. Authentic peruvian lomo saltado recipe Once we’ve found something we like, it’s time to dissect and analyze. Authentic peruvian food recipes Is this tasty morsel something we can recreate ourselves? For this weekend’s inspiration we’re sharing five appetizers from around the world that we’ve discovered in our travels that have become staples for dinner parties, pot-luck gatherings, or just a quiet weekend afternoon, spent on the terrace with some wine and a few close friends.
Most of these appetizers from around the world are linked with one secret ingredient – roasted garlic.

Peruvian food recipes for kids It is a simple thing to do and guaranteed to drive you and everyone else in the house crazy as the tantalizing aromas fill the air. Peruvian food recipes desserts Roasted Garlic
• Trim the base of one whole garlic bulb (the larger the better) so it sits flat. Purple peruvian potatoes recipes Then slice the top off of the bulb to expose the tops of the cloves.
• Place the garlic bulb into a small oven proof bowl (pyrex prep bowls work good for this) and drizzle with good quality olive oil.
• Salt and pepper the bulb and fill the bowl with water to about halfway up the side of the bulb.
• Cover the bowl with aluminum foil and bake in a 350 f (180 c) oven for about one hour.

Georgian eggplant walnut rolls are sure to please both visually and for taste!
On our road trip through Georgia, we just couldn’t get enough of these beautiful little Georgian gems. Simple peruvian food recipes Luckily we discovered them very early on in the trip and were keen to try them whenever and wherever they showed up on the menu.
• Cut the eggplants lengthwise into thin slices. Chicken peruvian recipes Sweat them to remove bitterness. Peruvian fruit salad recipes Layout a sheet of paper towel sprinkled with salt, lay the eggplant slices on the salt and then salt the tops, repeat layers as necessary. Peruvian soup recipes quinoa Let sit for about 20-30 minutes, discard the paper towels and quickly rinse the eggplants under cold running water.
• While the eggplant is sweating, roast the walnuts in a thin layer on a cookie sheet in a 350 f (180 c) oven for about 7 minutes. Traditional peruvian bread recipes Be careful not to let them burn. Easy authentic peruvian recipes Remove and let cool.
• Combine the walnuts, garlic, water, coriander, khmeli suneli, and vinegar in a food processor and pulse until a slightly chunky paste is formed. Peruvian avocado salad recipes Set aside.
• Dry off the eggplant and fry in a large skillet with the olive oil until lightly golden but still soft. Traditional peruvian breakfast recipes Remove to a paper towel lined plate to cool.
• Once the eggplant slices have cooled, begin the filling and rolling. Peruvian food recipes lomo saltado Place a heaping teaspoon of the nut mixture on the end of a slice and gently roll it up.
• Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds over the tops of the eggplant rolls and serve .
*khmeli suneli is a blend of equal parts dried fenugreek, thyme, coriander, basil, dill, bay leaf, celery, mint, parsley, oregano, and chili pepper. Peruvian food recipes in spanish Combine 1/2 tsp of each (or whichever ones you have in the spice drawer) or it can purchased at Amazon. Quick and easy peruvian food recipes Tzatziki
Cool and refreshing, Greek tzatziki is the perfect appetizer for a warm day.
This well known Greek meze is a cool and refreshing dip that tastes just as good on a carrot as it does on a torn off chunk of crusty baguette. Vegetarian peruvian food recipes It is on most Greek menus and is surprisingly easy to make and very portable. Simple peruvian dessert recipes Perfect for a quick picnic while exploring the some ancient Greek ruins.
2 cups plain whole fat yogurt (the higher the fat content the better)
• For an extra thick and creamy tzatziki, strain the yogurt overnight in a yogurt strainer. Peruvian fried fish recipes If you don’t have a strainer, you can place the yogurt in cheesecloth and hang it over a bowl in the refrigerator. Peruvian recipes easy to make Or you can cheat and buy a thick Greek yogurt.
• Peel and seed the cucumber then grate it and press out as much of the liquid as possible. Peru food recipes english I use a potato ricer but you can also just grab a handful and squeeze it over the sink.
• Mix the yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and most of the dill together in a medium sized bowl until combined. Classic peruvian recipes Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill.
• Drizzle the olive oil over the top and sprinkle with the remaining dill and serve.

Sweet and tangy, flaky baked brie with figs, a winning combination!
We love baked cheese so much that there are two variations on this list. Peruvian fish stew recipe To be honest, I could’ve compiled a list of my favorite cheese appetizers from around the world! We first tried our hand at this delicious pairing of goat’s cheese and figs in our little stone cottage in the Loire Valley.
1 large round of Brie Cheese (12-16 oz), preferably made from goat’s milk
• Melt the butter in small saucepan over medium heat. Peruvian seafood soup recipe Add the walnuts and saute until lightly golden.
• Lightly spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Peruvian fish soup recipe Place one sheet of the phyllo down on the cookie sheet and brush lightly with the melted butter. Peruvian seafood ceviche recipe Repeat the process laying out and brushing the remaining sheets of phyllo, one on top of the other. Easy peruvian recipes cookies Remove the paper from the brie (but leave the rind on) and set in the middle of the phyllo sheets.
• Spoon the compote and the walnuts on top of the brie and pull the sides of the phyllo up around the center. Peruvian fish ceviche recipe Twist and pinch the center and brush any remaining butter around the outside.
• Bake in a 400 f (200 c) oven until golden, about 20 minutes. Peruvian mixed seafood ceviche recipe Serve while still hot with remaining compote.
• Remove the stems and slice the figs into quarters. Peruvian chicken recipe rotisserie Place figs, juices and zest of the lemon, sugar, honey, and cinnamon in a small saucepan.
• Cover and bring contents to a boil over medium heat, stirring to occasionally to combine ingredients, about two minutes.
• Remove cover and continue on medium heat until the mixture starts to thicken, about 20 minutes.
Hint: Any extra is delicious spread on a breakfast biscuit as well. Peruvian chicken recipe cooks illustrated Spicy Feta Hotpot
Driving around Armenia we were won over by the shepherds and their flocks of sheep. Peruvian rotisserie chicken dipping sauce recipe We just knew that where there are sheep, there is sheep’s cheese. Authentic peruvian roasted chicken recipe And we were right, Armenian feta is absolutely delicious and pairs so well with some spicy peppers, garlic, tomato, and onion.
2 small green or red spicy peppers, seeded and sliced in thin rings
• Preheat oven to 400 f(200 c). Great peruvian recipes Place feta in a metal or earthenware bowl. Best peruvian rotisserie chicken recipe Top with remaining ingredients and place in oven for 10 -15 minutes until golden brown.

Fresh and spicy, Turkish ezme will tantalize your taste buds.
The most popular Turkish appetizer by far. Best peruvian ceviche recipe You will find it on every mezze tray in the land. Peruvian grilled chicken recipe It’s best when tomatoes are truly in season and picked ripe on the vine. Top peruvian food recipe Ezme is surprisingly similar to one of our Mexican favorites, fresh salsa.
• Add all ingredients to food processor, pulse until combined and still slightly chunky.

• Add the juice of 3 oranges and 2 limes, and the sugar and stir with a wooden spoon until sugar is dissolved.
• Thinly slice the remaining oranges and limes, add to the pitcher, reserving a few slices for serving in the wine glasses.
• Serve in glasses with one slice orange and lime and ice if desired.
What are some of your favorite appetizers from around the world?
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wow. Mexican seafood recipes I’ll be right over! we make baked brie but i like the idea of adding fig compote or jam. Mexican seafood recipes shrimp we do tatziki, too. Italian pasta recipes with sausage i got a taste for it from my trip to Greece in college. Italian pasta recipes with ground beef I like the melted feta, i think I’ll try that first. Italian pasta recipes with pancetta with the sangria. Italian pasta recipes with pictures cheers!
Yummy! I think I may try that Georgian eggplant and walnut dish for a book club I have coming up in a few weeks. Italian pasta recipes Thanks for the tip on mixing up my own spice mix. Mexican recipes with quinoa Is the Feta Hotpot eaten by itself or along with something. Indian recipes with quinoa I’m imagining it served with a bread of some sort.

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