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Peruvian Cuy with Aji Sauce



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 90 mins (30m prep + 60m cook)
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

cuy food ingredients peruvian

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. 2.In a small bowl, combine the garlic, cumin, paprika, and black pepper to make a spice rub.
  3. 3.Rub the spice mixture all over the guinea pig, making sure to coat it evenly.
  4. 4.Place the guinea pig on a roasting pan and roast in the oven for 45-60 minutes, or until the skin is crispy and the meat is cooked through.
  5. 5.While the guinea pig is roasting, make the aji sauce. In a blender or food processor, combine the aji peppers, lime juice, and olive oil. Blend until smooth.
  6. 6.Serve the roasted guinea pig with the aji sauce on the side, and enjoy!

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightIf you can't find a whole guinea pig, you can use chicken or pork instead. Just adjust the cooking time accordingly.
  • chevron_rightFor a milder sauce, use fewer aji peppers or remove the seeds before blending.
  • chevron_rightServe with boiled potatoes and a side salad for a complete meal.