Peruvian "Huancaina" Sauce

Peruvian Huancaina Sauce - The Kitchen Doesn't Bite

20 Minutes 4 servings

By

To say it is fashionable is an understatement. Let’s just say it is the most typical sauce in Peru and right now the one sauce that everyone wants to learn how to make, due to the great popularity the Peruvian cuisine has gained around the world.

It may be conserved in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If the consistency changes, just add some more milk and mix again. Serve over sweet potatoes, boiled or fried yuca or even with any fish “tiradito.”

What you need to have:

  • 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil (stir frying oil) 
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped 
  • ½ white onion finely chopped 
  • 6 peruvian "ají amarillocleaned and blanched
  • 5 ounces of queso fresco (de hoja) 
  • 1 ounce of evaporated milk 
  • 5 soda crackers 
  • ¼ cup of sunflower oil (to emulsify at the end) 
  • Salt to taste

What you need to do:

  1. On a skillet at medium temperature, add the oil, the garlic and the onions.
  2. Once the onions become translucent, add the pepper and sauté for 5-7 minutes.
  3. Then transfer everything into a blender, add the cheese, the milk, the crackers and blend for 1 minute.
  4. Then slowly, add the oil while you keep beating until you get the sauce to emulsify (get a better consistency).
  • If you can't find fresh or frozen "ají amarillo", you can use the pure that comes in jar... just keep in mind the sauce will turn very spicy and flavor will not be so balanced. Add 1-2 tablesspoons depending on how spicy you want it.
Peruvian "Huancaina" Sauce
Doreen Colondres - Celebrity Chef - Sommelier latina - best latin chef

Doreen Colondres

Corporate and celebrity chef, best seller cookbook author and food and wine editor.

Doreen Colondres is a graduated chef and certified wine connoisseur. Cookbook author of “La Cocina No Muerde”. A tireless traveler, food and wine editor, food and wine ambassador, educator and consultant. She is internationally recognized for encouraging people to enjoy the time with spend in the kitchen. Her mission is to convince us that cooking is a heritage and a fun tradition that is relaxing, easy, romantic, but more importantly, healthy.

Keep Reading Doreen's Bio

Lasagna with cilantro b...

Lasagna with cilantro béchamel

40 minutes 4-6 people By Doreen...

Coconut Oatmeal

Coconut Oatmeal

5 minutes 2 people By Doreen...

Seared scallops with ca...

Seared scallops with carrot cilantro puré

15-20 minutes 2 people By Doreen...

Roasted chicken in toma...

Roasted chicken in tomatillo, orange and mint sauce

10 minutes prep, an hour in...

Pinto Beans Avocado H...

Pinto Beans & Avocado Hummus

5 minutes To Share By Doreen...

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

15-20 minutes 4-5 people By Doreen...

Lentils Ceviche

Lentils Ceviche

30 minutes 4-6 people By Doreen...

Pasta with fresh green ...

Pasta with fresh green beans, corn & basil

20 minutes 3 people By Doreen...

Labneh, a creamy homema...

Labneh, a creamy homemade cheese

3 minutes To share By Doreen...

Spinach hummus

Spinach hummus

5 minutes To share By Doreen...

Cold Oatmeal

Cold Oatmeal

3 minutes 2 servings By Doreen...

Mis Tres Versiones de C...

Mis Tres Versiones de Coquitos

15 minutos para regalar y...

Pumpkin and Butternut S...

Pumpkin and Butternut Squash Bread Pudding

15 minutes, the oven will take...

Drunken Turkey Quinoa C...

Drunken Turkey Quinoa Chili

20-25 minutes 4-6 peopleBy Doreen...

Crab and cantaloupe gua...

Crab and cantaloupe guacamole

5 minutes For sharingBy Doreen...

Chicken thighs, white a...

Chicken thighs, white and green beans stir-fry

15-20 minutes 2 peopleBy Doreen...

Greek Yogurt Mint Dre...

Greek Yogurt & Mint Dressing

3 minutes 3-4 peopleBy Doreen...

My Chicken Saltado

My Chicken Saltado

15-20 minutes 4 peopleBy Doreen...

Orange Flan

Orange Flan

50 minutes 8-10 peopleBy Doreen...

Ligurian Fish with Pota...

Ligurian Fish with Potatoes

20 minutes 2 peopleBy Doreen...

Whole Hog Roast in La C...

Whole Hog Roast in La Caja China™

4 Hours 15 Portions By Doreen Colondres

Quinoa Pork Chaufa

Quinoa Pork Chaufa

10 Minutes 4 Portions By...

Pork en su Jugo

Pork en su Jugo

50 Minutes 4-6 Portions By Doreen Colondres

Pork Casserole with Nop...

Pork Casserole with Nopales in Chile Sauce

 50 Minutes 4-6 Casseroles By Doreen Colondres

Chickpea salad with man...

Chickpea salad with mango tequila dressing

 10 Minutes    2 people By Doreen Colondres

Pork meatballs with fre...

Pork meatballs with fresh orange and cilantro sauce

 20 Minutes 10-12 Meatballs By Doreen Colondres Everyone at...

Corn and cheese “croque...

Corn and cheese “croquetas” with yogurt pepper sauce

 30 Minutes 15 pieces By Doreen Colondres

Quinoa and bean burger

Quinoa and bean burger

20 Minutes  4 Pieces By Doreen Colondres Full...

Green “Tallarines” (Pe...

Green “Tallarines”  (Peruvian Green Spaghetti)

 20 Minutes   4 people By...

Rib-eye in Coffee Chi...

Rib-eye in Coffee & Chili Rub with Fideos in Yogurt & Cilantro Sauce

 20 Minutes   2 people By Doreen Colondres

«
»

Doreen is an Editor of:

 

Doreen is Celebrity Chef of:

Novo Nordisk

 

Doreen supports:

Baptist Health Foundation

Contact

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.