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Causa Limeña

This speciality of the Peruvian capital is a delicious tower of mashed potato and seafood cocktail.

  • Prep: 15 minutes
  • Cook: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 35 minutes
  • Recipe serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 6 potatoes
  • 1/2 a large avocado
  • 2 boiled eggs
  • 2 limes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300-400g fresh crabmeat
  • 1 tsp finely chopped chilli
  • Bunch of parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsps mayonnaise or thousand island dressing
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil then mash the potato and let the mash cool.
  2. Mix together the mashed potato, chilli, garlic, parsley, oil, lime, salt and pepper thoroughly.
  3. Spread the mixture out evenly over grease-proof paper and top with the mayonnaise, evenly spread. Layer the crabmeat, slices of boiled egg and sliced avocado over the top.
  4. Remove grease-proof paper as you roll up the mixture (like a swiss roll) and cut into slices.
  5. Serve topped with boiled egg and avocado.

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