Quinotto with Grilled Salmon/ Bravo! Peruvian Cuisine, Fort Lauderdale

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The Chef: Beto Quiroz
The Restaurant: Bravo! Peruvian Cuisine, Fort Lauderdale
The Dish: Quinotto with Grilled Salmon


1 lb. Salmon filets
3 cups Cooked quinoa
1/2 cup Chopped onions
2 tbsp. Aji amarillo paste
1 tbsp. Garlic puree
1/2 cup Heavy cream
6 stalks Asparagus (grilled)
Salt and pepper

Method of Preparation for Quinotto:

  • Heat olive oil and onion in a pan oil and until onion is soft and golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer before adding the pre-cooked quinoa and occasionally stirring.
  • Add aji amarillo paste, salt and pepper; simmer 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in heavy cream. Start with about 1/2 of it and add as much as needed; add the full amount for a rich and creamy quinotto.
  • Turn off the heat and adjust seasonings. Add more salt if needed.
  • The quinotto will thicken as it sits. If this happens, add in a splash or two of vegetable broth.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese.

Method of Preparation for Salmon:

  • Season filets with salt and pepper and sear.
  • Turn after 4-7 minutes or until filets reach the desire temperature.

To Plate:

  • Serve the quinotto topped with the grilled salmon and grilled asparagus as garnish.

Bravo! Peruvian Cuisine
2925 NE 6th Ave.
Wilton Manors, FL 33334

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