Botifarra: Is It a Sausage or a Sandwich?

If you are travelling to Peru, you will be surprised to learn that there are a number of things to try and eat. This country is amazingly diverse, and you will find all kinds of tasty things to explore. One such delicacy is a sausage called Botifarra.

The history of the Botifarra goes back to the Roman times. It is made from ancient and exotic spices. The recipe came to Peru from Italy, and what you find in the markets of Lima and other cities are in fact, a variation of what is prepared in Italy. Similar sausages are prepared across South America, including in countries such as Colombia Ecuador and Brazil.

Are you wondering how these delicious sausages eaten?

The botifarra is usually served with fava beans and rice. You can eat the sausages right from the packet as they do not need to be cooked. However, some people cook the sausages in boiled water along with vegetables and meat. In fact, there are a number of recipes that involve the sausages. Some people even prepare curry, fried rice and truffles. All these delicious things can be tried when you’re travelling in Peru.

What about the other Botifarra? Isn’t that a sandwich?

You need to remember that this word also refers to a certain kind of ham sandwich which is found across Peru. This particular sandwich is prepared with a special kind of ham which is only found in Peru. Depending on where you are, you might or might not get the sandwich. So please be aware that in Peru botifarra can also mean a sandwich. Whenn you ask for a botifarra, you might be given a sandwich.

Being aware of regional differences will help you to avoid unwanted confrontations with your waiters. Have you tried either the sausage or the ham sandwich that we just described above? If you have, please let us know in the comments section below.

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Jude C

I am a travel enthusiast who has closely worked with different communities. My interests range from alternative rock to English literature. I also happen to love cats a lot.

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