Chilean dishes are full of flavour, similar to other cuisines in South America but with unique dishes from the indigenous Mapuche and the Spanish. Like other countries in the region, you can expect delicious grilled meats (lamb is popular in Patagonia), street food such as sopapillas (deep-fried pastries) and empanadas.
With over 2,500 miles of coastline, you can’t come to Chile and not try its incredible seafood – fresh razor clams, eel, salmon or Chilean seabass. Chile is also famous for its wine, so no meal here is complete without a glass or two. To recreate this incredible cuisine at home, try some of these dishes below.
We’re sharing some of the best classic regional dishes. These recipes aren’t just any recipes either, as they have been created by the world’s top food bloggers. The best of the best. Make sure check out the other great dishes on their sites too.
The Best Chilean Dishes
A Chilean shepherd’s pie with corn crust that is easy to make and which will keep friends or family fed for a coupe of days.
Recipe created by Two Bit Tart.
These are completos, which actually translates to mean complete, and oh aren’t they just! Complete in flavour, completely satisfying and chock full ingredients. After tasting these, this is the only way you will ever want to make a hotdog again.
Recipe created by Michelle.
You will find versions of this great snack in most South American countries. The ideal treat to keep you going in the morning or for lunch.
Recipe created by Pilar.
Grilled Chilean Beef Kabobs with Chimichurri Sauce and Cilantro Rice. An easy flavorful weeknight meal. You can substitute cremini mushrooms or other veggies for the beef if you want a flavourful vegan option.
Recipe created by Sylvia.
It’s time to fire up the grill and make this delicious Chilean Steak Sandwich, aka Chacarero. No grill? Don’t fret! You can make this at home with a cast iron pan.
Recipe created by Olivia.
Sopaipillas are Chilean breakfast pancakes that are absolutely to die for. They are perfect for those cold Winter Sundays when nothing but the promise of something calorific will get you out of your warm bed.
Recipe created by Ginger.
A classic South American-style ceviche that is fresh, zingy and packed full of juicy fish. You will never get bored of making this recipe.
Recipe created by Caitlin.
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