Kitchen World Tour: Columbia

Tonight’s meal is Ajiaco Colombiano (Colombian Chicken and Potato Soup) with Aji and fresh Sour Dough

I woke up to a rainy day and decided to go for some comfort food for dinner. Ajiaco totally fitted the bill. It is a thick potato and chicken soup, with whole corn, garnished with sour cream, avocados, capers and a salsa called Aji.

The soup also relies on a special ingredient: Gacuas or quickweed. I was suprised to find some in my spice drawers as I have a habit of buying every herb and spice I have never seen before and then forgetting that I have it. So I must have bought it a while ago.

Gacaus imparts a taste different to anything I have ever tasted before. The taste of this soup is amazing and so very unique. If you can find Gacaus give it a go or maybe have a bowl next time you are in Bogota.

Also decided to test out the new sour dough starter I am making. Thought it was ready and it worked a treat. Perfect partner for the soup.