Food & Recipes

2017 Menu #3

2017.Jan.17 Tuesday
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January 11-12 Enero Sole “Causa” – Potato puree flavored with yellow chili, lemon, olive oil; sole and finely diced red onion cured in a dressing of egg, lemon, lime, Szechuan peppercorn oil, sesame oil, corn oil, salt, white pepper; sauce “vierge” emulsion – tomato, shallot, garlic, thyme, Torrontés wine vinegar, salt, white pepper, sugar, xanthan […]

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2017 Menu #2

2017.Jan.12 Thursday
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January 5-6 Enero Chicken “Causa” – chilled mashed potato flavored with lime, green onion, jalapeño, and olive oil; poached chicken salad with bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, mayo of egg yolk, lime juice, sesame, szechuan peppercorn and corn oils, and mint; garnished with chopped green onions and mint. Causa de Pollo – puré frío de papas saborizado con […]

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2017 Menu #1

2017.Jan.05 Thursday
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I’ve decided to get back to posting writeups of our menus at Casa SaltShaker. In general, I’m going to keep them brief, just a photo and a description. Now and again, a more detailed recipe or discussion about how a dish came about. He decidido volver a publicar informes de nuestros menús de Casa SaltShaker. En […]

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Plates of the Month

2016.Dec.18 Sunday
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What’s new at the OK Corral? (That’s Casa SaltShaker in case you weren’t sure.) We are, by the way, still cooking without gas, going on four months now. The trio of double hot plates that I borrowed from friends have been kept busy! New take on our rocoto chili based ceviche. Fresh sole cured in a […]

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Ingredients 101 – The Pod Cast

2016.Dec.09 Friday
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Let’s take a look at some peas and beans that are available this season, “in the pod”, and an idea or two about what to do with them.   Green Peas – These are what most of us think of as the common green pea, sweet pea, or the English pea. When I was growing […]

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Ingredients 101 – The Chive Codicil

2016.Dec.01 Thursday
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Some people just don’t know their schoenoprasum from their tuberosum. We’ve all had days like that. Now, most of us are pretty familiar with the type of chive at the bottom of the picture (click on it to get a better view of the three types here), the common “French” chive, your Allium schoenoprasum to get all Latin […]

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Ingredients 101 – Peruvian Chilies

2016.Nov.15 Tuesday
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One of my regular readers, Oscar, sent me an email yesterday with the idea of starting to cover some of the ingredients, fresh and packaged, that we have in “ethnic” markets in particular here that both locals and foreigners may not be familiar with, especially if they’re not part of their own culture. I’ve done […]

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Eat Salt

2016.Nov.05 Saturday
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It’s here…!   Eat Salt: archaic rural expression meaning to be someone’s guest, to share their table “The first cookbook from Dan Perlman, chef and co-owner of the famed Casa SaltShaker, Buenos Aires’ longest running “closed door restaurant”, offering Andean-Mediterranean fare in an intimate, shared table setting. Featuring 150 recipes from the chef’s archives, along with […]

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The September Plates

2016.Oct.15 Saturday
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There are days when I consider that life would be far easier if we just cooked casually and opened the doors for people to drop in and eat whatever the plate of the day is – Casa de Comida style. Because while we don’t tend to eat the way that our guests eat at Casa SaltShaker […]

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