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Anticuchos: Peruvian Grilled Beef Heart Skewers

Anticuchos are a beloved Peruvian dish, often enjoyed as street food or during festivals. They consist of marinated beef heart skewers, grilled to perfection and served with a variety of accompaniments. Here’s a recipe to make this flavorful and traditional dish at home.

Anticuchos: Peruvian Grilled Beef Heart Skewers

For the Marinade:

2 lbs beef heart, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground paprika
1 tablespoon aji panca paste (or substitute with a mild chili paste)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For Grilling:

Bamboo or metal skewers (if using bamboo, soak in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning)
Vegetable oil, for brushing

For Serving:

Boiled potatoes or corn on the cob (traditional sides)
Aji sauce or rocoto sauce (for dipping)
Fresh lime wedges

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