Santiago, Chile is a quaint little town that sits in a little valley among the magnificent snow covered Chilean Coast Mountain Range. Santiago is the Capital City of Chile, its also the largest city in Chile. Seafood from the Chile coast is the base of Santiago’s cuisine, along with the locally grown crops which have been resourceful to the locals even since before the time of the Inca Indians.
Empanadas are a favorite food of South America, especially in Santiago, Chile. The Empanada De Pino is a delicious baked fried dough that is stuffed with ground meat, peppers, onions, olives, egg and raisins.
Machas a la Parmesana is a delicious little snack! It is one of Chile’s native sea creatures the Macha which is a salt water clam. These scrumptious little morsels are prepared in a buttery cream sauce which is splashed with a little white wine and lemon juice. Then they are embellished with sliced garlic, herbs and is then covered in Parmesan cheese and baked to perfection in just a few minutes!
Paila Marina is a hearty and traditional soup dish which originated from the native Chilean cuisine. This seafood stew starts off with a shellfish stock base which is then mixed with various types of shell fish and other fish such as shrimp, eels, giant barnacles, scallops, calamari, mussels, clams and white fish. Onions, carrots, bell peppers and tomatoes are then added, giving it that home made stew flavor.