Saturday, May 30, 2015

Salchipapa with Vegan Ají

The Peruvian "salchipapa" is what you might get after a night of drinking and dancing, kinda like the famous bacon wrapped hot dogs. It's a comfort food, an indulgence. So, how could I possibly make it detox appropriate? Well, I started by finding chicken hotdogs (with no nitrates) then substituting the french fries with sweet potatoes and topped it with a vegan ají recipe that I've been working on for a bit. Thanks to my sister Liz for the challenge. =) If I can make salchipapa during this detox, then you know this is definitely NOT a diet. Just a healthier living style.

Ingredientes para la salchipapa:
4 uncured chicken hot dogs (nitrate-free)
1 bag of frozen sweet potato fries (or you can make your own from scratch)
1Tbsp of olive oil

Ingredientes para el ají
1 Tbsp of oilve oil
1 jalapeño
1 Tbsp of crushed garlic (or two garlic cloves)
1 Tbsp of ají amarillo
1/4 of an avocado
1 Tbsp of cashew butter
S&P al gusto

Paso a paso:

1) Bake sweet potato fries according to instructions on bag.

2) Cut up hot dogs into small pieces.

3) In a frying pan heat up olive oil and cook hot dogs for about 5 minutes. Stir constantly so that all the pieces cook evenly.

4) Remove hot dogs from heat and set aside.

5) In the same frying pan, heat up the olive oil and add the jalapeño cut into pieces, the garlic and the ají amarillo. Cook for 2 or 3 minutes until garlic is golden.

6) Once cooked blend the mix together with the avocado and the cashew butter.

 7) If it's too spicy you can add a little more cashew butter.

8) To assemble the dish, mix together cooked hot dogs and sweet potato fries and top with ají (and mustard if you like it).


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