Gnocchi with Seco Sauce

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Peruvian Kitchen

By Morena Cuadra and Morena Escardó

Published 2014

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The easiest way to turn any dish vegetarian is by replacing the meat with a vegetarian protein such as tofu, soy meat, or portobello mushrooms. In this recipe, however, we did something completely new: we turned the potatoes that usually accompany this traditional entrée into gnocchi, and left the meat completely out of the formula.


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped</


  1. Heat the vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and cook, stirring until very tender (about 5–7 minutes).
  2. Add the ají amarillo paste, tomatoes, red bell pepper, cilantro paste, salt, and pepper.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the vegetable stock,