Recipe for Bonitisimas and Quiteño Style Tamarillo Hot Sauce

Executive Chef Andrés Dávila from Casa Gangotena in Ecuador shared with us his recipe for the Bonitisimas and the preferable Quiteño Style Tamarillo Hot Sauce so you can try this at home. Bonitisimas are a corn based flour patty that you can top with ingredients and dip in hot sauces.

Recipe for Bonitisimas and Quiteño Style Tamarillo Hot Sauce
Andrés Dávila (L) and Pass The Table’s Jason Finestone (R) at St Lawrence Market in Toronto – Photo by Joel Levy

Bonitisimas and Quiteño Style Tamarillo Hot Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 500 gr. Toasted corn flour
  • 200 gr. potato puree
  • 170 gr. unsalted butter
  • 330 gr. water
  • 10 gr. salt
  • 250 gr. Goat cheese
  • 250 gr. fresh cow’s cheese (grated)

For the Quiteño Style Tamarillo Hot Sauce

  • 2 tamarillo (tree tomato) (Usually available in Loblaws, No Frills and Whole Foods)
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 leek
  • 2 red hot chili peppers
  • 2 branches of cilantro
  • 1 spoon of sugar
  • 3/4 lt. Of water
  • 10 gr. salt
  • 2 extra leeks finely chopped
  • 2 gr. of cilantro leaves finely chopped

Directions:

1. Mix all the ingredients except the cheeses and form a dough

2. Make small balls with the dough to form small patties (3 cm.)

3. Stuff each patty with the cheeses

4. Cook in a hot nonstick frying pan without any kind of grease, until toast each side

5. You can serve the bonitisimas with avocado cream (blend 2 pealed avocados with salt, pepper and the juice of 1 lemon) and smoked salmon tartar.

For the Quiteño Style Tamarillo Hot Sauce

1. Cook all the ingredients except the chopped leeks and cilantro leaves in the water

2. Blend it all, chill and preserve

3. When is time to serve, add to the sauce the chopped leeks and cilantro leaves.

 

 

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