Wednesday, May 19, 2010

How to cook Anticuchos/ Sauteed Beef Tenderloin ?... Peruvian recipes... Peruvian food!!!

ANTICUCHOS / Sauteed Beef Tenderloin

Ingredients :


  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed )
  • ¼ cup ají panca molido / sundried red ají paste(chili
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cumin
  • ¾ cup vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • 1 beef heart, cleaned
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Ají amarillo fresco / Fresh yellow aji (chili), blended
  • Bamboo skewers



Combine all ingredients to prepare marinade. Set aside.


Remove fat and clean beef heart and cut in ¾ to 1-inch pieces (2 ½ - 3 cm.). Place them in a medium size bowl and pour marinade over beef heart pieces. Leave marinating at least 12 hours.

Thread 3 pieces onto bamboo skewers.

Heat barbecue grill and place anticuchos, brushing them with a mixture of blended fresh yellow ají and oil. Cook on one side, turn and repeat procedure. Serve hot.

Usually, 2 anticucho skewers are served per person together with a boiled potato, a piece of corn and blended fresh yellow ají, for a spicier flavor.

If beef heart is not available, anticuchos can be prepared with tenderloin pieces. Proceed in the same way.

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