Pisco is a style of brandy common to Peru and Chile which has a bit of a tequila flavor. The egg white gives this tangy drink a smooth, full body. Don't forget the bitters, they're the secret ingredient!
This luscious, satisfying chicken dish gains its richness from a sauce of shallots and brandy.
Isa's Cola de Mono
This is a traditional Chilean Christmastime drink of milk flavored with coffee and spices, passed down to me by our Chilean nanny Isa. It is delicious, and a must-try if you don't care for egg-nog. The recipe can be varied to suit your tastes - be creative with the proportions of coffee, cinnamon, cloves, and vanilla, as well as with your choice of liqueurs.
Gambas Pil Pil (Prawns, Chilean Style)
Rich, golden garlic cloves and a splash of pisco flavor juicy prawns in this Chilean version of a classic Spanish tapa.
This sweet, cinnamon-lemon custard is Chile's answer to the creme brulee.
Fried mashed potato cakes with pork rinds! Woo-hoo!!
Empanadas Fritas de Queso
These empanadas use queso chanco, but a good substitute is a mixture of Swiss and Havarti. I usually bake mine, but they are really good fried. I serve these with a chile-Chile sauce.
This is a traditional Chilean snack, or maybe an appetizer. The truth is that it's a snack eaten during winter time, especially when it rains. It is typical to arrive home after walking through the rainy streets of Santiago and sit down to have a cup of tea and eat a couple of sopaipillas. You can also eat ones sold by street vendors, but they usually don't taste as good as home-made ones. If you can't find zapallo, pumpkin is a good substitute.
Chilean Potato Pie (Pastel de Papas)
This is a lot like a Shepherd's Pie with a little Latin flair. Good comfort food.
The best dessert ever invented!!
Grilled Sea Bass
This is a truly flavorful dish with a lovely plate presentation. My mom and I experimented and made this for lunch. It came out so good I promptly went to the fish market so I could make it for my dinner guests that night. YUMMY!
These fried empanadas are the best! Raisins and eggs make this recipe extra delicious believe it or not!