The distinctive cuisine of Peru, with its citrus-marinated seafood and other flavorful dishes, is reproduced throughout Miami, from casual cevicherias to white-tablecloth restaurants.
Peruvian food is so popular here that one Miami Flavors entry would not do it justice. Today, we focus on Peru’s sea-based cuisine; we’ll highlight its meatier dishes in an upcoming edition.
Peru’s rich culinary history dates to its Inca origins, and its traditional food retains those native flavors. However, many of the country’s seafood specialties draw inspiration from its Asian immigrants, particularly from Japan.
When exploring Peruvian seafood, expect flavors to be refreshingly light yet invigorating, with an acidic bite from citrus and a building heat from peppers.
Here are terms to know and places to seek out in your Peruvian culinary journey through Miami.
Miami Flavors is an occasional series that highlights the various ethnic cuisines that are prevalent in South Florida.