Causa Makki

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 25 min
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
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Ingredients

Causa:

6 Peruvian yellow potatoes

3 tablespoons Yellow Pepper Reduction, recipe follows, plus more for serving

2 limes, juiced

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Vegetable oil

Filling:

6 ounces cooked crabmeat

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

3 pieces cooked jumbo shrimp

5 strips roasted bell pepper

Avocado slices

Topping:

2 pieces cooked shrimp

4 slices cooked octopus

Avocado slices

Suggested Garnishes:

Microgreens

Natural orchid

Yellow Pepper Reduction:

2 yellow bell peppers

4 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 ounces heavy cream, whipped

Granulated garlic

Kosher salt

Directions

Special equipment:
Makisu bamboo mat
  1. For the causa: In a saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water and boil until well cooked. Peel off their skin and mash while still hot. Mix the potatoes with 3 tablespoons Yellow Pepper Reduction, lime juice, salt, pepper and a hint of vegetable oil.
  2. For the filling: While letting the potatoes cool, mix the crabmeat with the mayonnaise.
  3. Lay the makisu on a flat table. In the center of the mat, add the mashed potatoes and make a rectangle shape. Add the crabmeat first. Then, add the shrimp and strips of bell peppers in layers. Roll the makisu and shape it well.
  4. For the topping: Now, unroll the makisu and on top of the potatoes put the shrimp, octopus and avocado slices. Close again and shape.
  5. Take the potato roll out of the makisu and place in a dish. Cut the roll in 6 or 8 pieces. Then pour the Yellow Pepper Reduction over the top and garnish as desired.

Yellow Pepper Reduction:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the yellow peppers. Boil until the skin is soft and easy to peel off, about 15 minutes. After peeling, cut the peppers in half and take out the seeds. Place in a blender with the oil, whipped cream, a hint of garlic and salt.