Peruvian food is one of our favorites. I was lucky to grow up with those flavors at home....
Causa Peruana de Camarones
1 kg of white potatoes
1/4 cup of olive oil
Paste of aji amarillo (2 teaspoons) or aji amarillo (5 chilis) chopped (it MUST be this type of chili)
Optional: Garlic (1 clove) and/or Onion (1 tablespoon) finely chopped
Filling and decoration
Boiled shrimps (alone or with mayonaisse)
More aji amarillo (if you want)
Peal the potatoes and boil them. Make a puree. Seasoned with salt, pepper, lemon, olive oil, garlic, and aji amarillo. It has to be slightly acid and spicy. Let it cool.
With a food ring, put a layer of cold potatoes pure, a slice of avocados, more potatoes pure, a layer of shrimps, another layer of potato puree. Decorate it with mayonnaise, olives, and more aji amarillo. ENJOY!.
This dish is very simple, but it is difficult to show the proportions of spices because they are used according to owns' taste.
This is the aji amarillo I use (I have not connection with this company....is just to show the kind of Chili)