Causa is a traditional Peruvian dish made with yellow potatoes, ají amarillo (Peruvian yellow chili pepper), and lime juice. It is stuffed in many different ways, with vegetables or tuna salad, chicken salad, seafood, etc. It’s a delicious and very refreshing dish, always served cold, although I’ve tasted warm causas that were absolutely delicious.
Causa can also be made with yucca, and I assure you that it turns out spectacular and is much easier to make than with potatoes. There are causas with lima beans, quinoa, sweet potato, etc. Let your imagination run free and create your own version of causa!
In Peru, steamed mussels are very popular. I, however, love using scallops because they’re soft and delicious. I like them so much, in fact, that I thought of serving portions of causa topped with some delicious steamed scallops. They’re amazing. I serve it all with avocado and small tomatoes to garnish and to add some color to the plate.
Go on and give it a try like a real celebrity chef!