Peruvian Quinoa Shrimp Chicharrones With Green Aji Sauce
45 mins (prep 20, cooking 25)
14 ingredients
16 servings
Posted for the Central and South America stop on the Summer '08 Zaar World Tour. Chicharrones are a popular fried snack in Peru, and some chefs there are serving them with quinoa in the coating. This is a lighter version, using the technique of oven-frying to keep the coating from soaking up oil. The quinoa has a wonderful crunch, even without frying. Creator Robin Asbell used red quinoa for a dramatic look (this is a stunning photo in "The New Whole Grains Cookbook" and I'm sure a Zaar photographer can take an equally beautiful one using red or regular quinoa).

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Serving Size (5.49 g)
Servings 16
Amount per Serving
Calories 33.56 Calories from Fat 33.3
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3.7g 91.18%
Saturated Fat 0.51g 40.94%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 36.5mg 24.33%
Total Carbohydrate 0.22g 1.16%
Dietary Fiber 0.02 g 1.23%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 0.03g 1.0%
Vitamin A 12.2IU% Vitamin C 0.42mg%
Calcium 0.91mg% Iron 0.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
red quinoa, dried oregano, ground cumin, unbleached white flour, large eggs, jalapeno chile, large