Roasted Cuy (Guinea Pig) Recipe

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Servings: 4


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  • 2 lrg animals
  • 2 x red onions, minced
  • 4 x cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tsp of salt
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  •     annatto (for coloring)
  • 2 Tbsp. lard
  •     annatto coloring
  • 2 x white onions, minced
  • 2 x cloves garlic
  •     salt
  •     healthy pinch of cumin
  • 1 lrg c. of roasted and grnd coffee with peanuts
  • 3 1/2 c. lowfat milk


  1. Mix ingredients well and spread over the inside and outside of the animal. Allow to marinate for up to one day to allow flavors to meld. Before roasting, remove excess marinade to avoid scalding. The spit should be inserted into the back part of the animal and exit from the jaw. Once on the stick, tie the front and back feet, stretching out the legs. Put on grill, turning manually. Continue to apply lard to the skin to avoid drying out the meat. The cuy is ready when the skin is close to bursting. Serve with boiled potatoes sprinkled with coriander, chilies, and the following peanut sauce. If your community is especially progressive, rice may be substituted for the potatoes.
  2. Peanut Dipping Sauce:Fry onions till golden, then add in other ingredients. Cook at low heat for at least half an hour.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 413g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 259  
Calories from Fat 139 54%
Total Fat 15.65g 20%
Saturated Fat 4.4g 18%
Trans Fat 0.18g  
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 1268mg 53%
Potassium 537mg 15%
Total Carbs 22.07g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1.7g 6%
Sugars 16.39g 11%
Protein 8.8g 14%
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