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Chile: Recipes and Cuisine

View of Santiago, Chile

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The culinary gods have been good to Chile. With a Mediterranean climate, a wide variety of produce grows in its fields, orchards and vineyards. A long coastline makes fish and seafood plentiful. Chilean cooking is strongly influenced by the Spanish kitchen, but numerous indigenous dishes remain familiar. Pastel de choclo, tamal-like humitas and empanadas are all popular. Grilled meats (parillada) are served with pebre sauce. Common ingredients are corn, beans, pumpkin, potatoes and quinoa. Pisco brandy is the kicker ingredient in pisco sour cocktails.

Typical Chilean Dishes

Chilean Recipes


Alfajores (South American dulce de leche sandwich cookies)

(South American dulce de leche sandwich cookies)


Pebre (Chilean cilantro sauce)

(Chilean cilantro sauce for grilled meats)


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