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Causa Limeña

causa limeña Entree
Causa Limeña
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Ingredients 21
  • Servings 4

Causa is a beloved cold potato entree that’s unlike any other dish in the culinary world. The yellow potato and yellow chili pepper mash is assembled in layers, together with chicken, seafood, corn, avocado, olives, and whatever the imagination allows. This is a colorful and tasty variation of the original. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

6
yellow potatoes (choose ones with a floury texture)
4
Piquillo peppers, blended
1/4
cup vegetable oil
Juice of 3 limes
Salt, if desired

The filling

2
chicken breasts
2
cups chicken stock
Salt and pepper
3/4
cup mayonnaise
1/2
celery stick, chopped
1
scallion, finely chopped

Salsa criolla

1
red onion finely sliced
1
piquillo peppers
1
ají amarillo, if desired
2
limes
1
tablespoon olive oil
3
tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
Salt and pepper, if desired

Garnish (if desired)

8
quail eggs, hard boiled
1
avocado
6
black olives, sliced

Directions

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  • 1
    Scrub potatoes and put in pan; cover with cold water. Put pan over medium high heat. Bring water to a boil, and cook for 20 minutes or until soft, but not mushy. Drain and peel the potatoes while hot, and mash or pass through a potato ricer immediately. The mashed potato should be very fine, without lumps.
  • 2
    Put potatoes in bowl, and add the blended piquillo peppers, vegetable oil, lime juice and salt. Mix well. Keep tasting and adding more of any of the above ingredients to taste. Cover with a kitchen towel, and reserve.
  • 3
    Cook chicken breasts in chicken stock, salt and pepper, over medium heat until cooked through . Cool in stock, and finely chop (or shred). In bowl, combine chicken with mayonnaise, celery, scallion, salt, and pepper.
  • 4
    Lightly oil a large container (you can use a tube pan or a loaf pan) or small pastry rings. Line base with a layer of mashed potato. Cover that layer with chicken salad, and add another layer of potatoes on top. You can prepare this dish up to this point and keep refrigerated to serve later.

Expert Tips

  • Prior to serving, decorate with hard-boiled quail eggs, black olives, and avocado slices.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • Causa is a beloved cold potato entree that’s unlike any other dish in the culinary world. The yellow potato and yellow chili pepper mash is assembled in layers, together with chicken, seafood, corn, avocado, olives, and whatever the imagination allows. This is a colorful and tasty variation of the original.

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