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Tony Baldo

10 January 2017

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There are many unique sauces in the Peruvian culture. Here are a few that you should taste:

Salsa Criolla

One of the most popular sauces in Peru that is prepared with red onions, aji amarillo, peruvian limes, and parsley. This sauce accompanies many Peruvian dishes and is a must have when enjoying Peruvian cuisine.

Salsa De Aji

Similar to Salsa Criolla, it is a hot and spicy sauce that has to be on the table for every meal. It is created with Peruvian yellow chili and oil. The sauce can pack little heat but can also be extremely hot. It is great with meat and fish dishes but also works as a dipping sauce for french fries and chips.

Salsa Huancaina

If you are looking for a simple sauce to accompany your dishes at a Peruvian restaurant, you should try Salsa Huancaina. Made with fresh white cheese and yellow chili, it is creamy and sometimes spicy. This sauce goes well with Peruvian comfort foods.

Salsa De Rocoto

Also a very popular sauce, it is powerful and hot, used on a variety of Peruvian dishes. There are numerous variations of this sauce ranging from medium hot to extremely hot. It is made with rocoto peppers blended with oil, Peruvian lime juice and sometimes milk.

Salsa De Palta

This sauce is a lot like guacamole but is the Peruvian version of the sauce. It is very popular in the country and is usually served with starter dishes. Salsa De Palta is made with avocados, tomato, onions, rocoto paste, and Peruvian lime juice. It is a delicious twist on guacamole.

Salsa Verde De Cilantro

There are various versions of this green sauce you will find in Peru. It is made with coriander that is blended with oil, Peruvian lime juice, onions, chili peppers, and garlic. If you are looking for a creamier version of this sauce, you can add mayonnaise. Salsa Verde De Cilantro pairs well with meat, fish, chicken, and rice, and fresh French bread.

Salsa Ocopa

This sauce originates in Southern Peru and has a similar texture to Salsa Huancaina. It is traditionally served with boiled potatoes. Its flavor is unique because it is made with Peruvian black mint. It also includes fresh white cheese, onion, yellow chili, and milk.

All of these sauces offer a unique taste and differentiate greatly from any other culturally flavored sauce. They all are prepared with a certain type of dish and most of these sauces are served with more than one dish. The popularity of the sauces offers a reason to why you should try these amazing sauces.

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