Date Night in Ecuador

4.7/5 from 6 Customers

The bold and exciting flavours of cooking from Ecuador…

30 minutes

1 hour 20 minutes


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Ecuador has an amazing variety of ingredients, from tropical fruits to root vegetables, reflecting the extraordinary diversity of its geography and climate. We start this meal with an Ecuadorian coastal favourite, refreshing citrus-marinated prawn ceviche complemented with a delicious tomato chilli sauce called aji de tomate.

For the main we head to the highlands with pork cooked in annatto oil and spices served with a variety of traditional accompaniments: potato cakes called llapingachos, pickled onions and avocado. Finally we’ve got figs in a dark sugar syrup (dulce de higos in Spanish) which are traditionally served with fresh cheese, ricotta being the best substitute you can find here.


30 minutes

1 hour 20 minutes





Medium Effort

Main Ingredient



Gluten Free

Gluten Free





PORK GROUND SPICES: cumin, black pepper, coriander leaf, Mexican oregano, garlic, panca chilli, onion

PRAWN SPICES: coriander leaf, black pepper, red bell pepper, panca chilli flakes, mango powder

GARLIC SALT: garlic, salt

AJI BLEND: piquin chilli, red bell pepper

LLAPINGACHOS BLEND: chives, onion, black pepper

SYRUP SPICES: cinnamon, allspice, cloves

  • 300g diced pork (or use diced chicken thighs)
  • 150g shelled prawns (raw ones are best)
  • 400g floury potatoes
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 4 tomatoes
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 fresh figs
  • 10g bunch of coriander
  • 2 limes
  • 1 small orange
  • Ricotta, mascarpone or cream to serve with dessert
  • 60ml oil (sunflower or vegetable oil is best)
  • 50g soft dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp flour (any type) plus extra for coating
  • 330ml bottle of lager or just use water

Product Rating (6):


(Date Night in Bengal) Just one word: Delicious

Elisabetta Passarin View More

Lovely dinner, great work!


Date Night in Bengal ❤️ Just one word: delicious

Elisabetta Passarin View More

Looks crazy delicious - we're loving it!


Beautiful colours and it tasted amazing!

Katy Moore View More

It looks incredible, nice job!


Prawn ceviche - absolutely delicious, especially with the spicy tomato sauce

Katy Moore View More

So glad you enjoyed, Happy Spicing!


Incredible flavours in this dish we had never had together, we are going to keep making this for future dinner parties!

Emily Critchley View More

It's a great one for summer too, thanks for sharing!


Beeaauutiful meal, the mixture of flavours worked perfectly! We needed to get a bit of each thing in every single mouthful.

Emily Critchley View More

The flavours compliment each other so nicely on this one - glad you enjoyed it!

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