Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dish to try: Ajiaco

Ajiaco is a delicious Colombian soup from Bogota. A few months ago we had the pleasure of eating a home-cooked version at the home of some Colombian friends. It was an unusually hot summer day, which wasn’t very fitting because it is very heavy and intended for Bogota’s cool climate. The dish typically contains chicken, native potatoes (papas criollas), corn, avocado and herbs. Most of the extras are served separately to the potato soup base and are added to your individual portion. And lastly, you add touch of heavy cream and capers on top. The dish is so tasty and rich (but not too much so) - needless to say, I loved it and had a few helpings. Check out this recipe from the Washington Post.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds good! I'll wait to make it til it gets a little cooler here and I've found the Latin market with the potatoes and herbs. Thanks for the tip.