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Photo by Tom Pablo, South America Semester.

Cooking Lesson Day 1

Hey all-

Today we started our ISP’s and mine is cooking. Today we made Ceviche and Causa. Adam is writing about Ceviche and I’m writing about Causa. I am vegetarian so I’m writing the vegetarian version. You can put anything in as a filling, what matters is the potato bit. This is for one person.


Filling bit (Shrimp, Chicken, Vegetarian, whatever)

3 Potatos (Yellow, boiled and peeled) for 4 people it’ll be 1 kilo

3 Tbsp Aji Amarillo (Yellow chile pepper)

1 Lime (to taste)

1 12 tsp Salt (to taste)

12 tsp Black Pepper (to taste)

12 Avocado

1 tsp Mayo (to taste)

1 Tomato


Take the potatoes and mash it

Add salt, pepper, and aji amarillo

Mix until very yellow

Add lime and oil

Peel tomato and cut into 4 slices (like apple slices) and cut out the seeds and guts

Peel Avocado and cut into thin slices, from top to bottom

Take your filling and cut it into little squares. Add salt, black pepper, mayo and mix

Oil the mold

Layer your potato, tomato (leave some for garnish), avocado (leave some for garnish), and your filling and top with more potato. The layering doesn’t matter, it just needs to start and end with potato. Also if you don’t have a mold you can use a bowl or a cake tin, it doesn’t matter.

Awesome so have fun with that. It was super awesome. I might actually explode if I eat more food.

Bye for now