Thanksgiving dinner with a Peruvian twist: Causa and crab rolls, sushi style


With so many things to be thankful for, the tradition of “Thanksgiving “: is a beautiful one and the most important in [the United States]. It´s an opportunity to be together like a family and to share food and love with all the important people in your life.

We don´t have this celebration in Latin America, but now that I live in the U.S., I like to be a part of it, with a different approach and bringing my own personality into it. After all, we all have things to be thankful about, whether you´re from here or not.

Happy holidays!

*Causa and crab rolls, sushi style*
*Recipe by Chef Sandra Stein*

Causa (only the potato dough) (“recipe here”: )
Nori seaweeds
8 oz cooked crabmeat
1 cup mayonnaise
Worcestershire sauce
1 lemon
Salt and pepper
Chili sauce


1. Spread the potato causa dough on a sheet of parchment paper or plastic film. Cover with the nori.

2. Combine the crabmeat –in a bowl- with a few drops of Worcestershire sauce, mayonnaise, drops of lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Spread over the nori.

3. With the help of the parchment paper, roll like a sushi roll. Rest and cut in 1-inch pieces. Serve with the chili sauce.

*Chili sauce:*

1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon aji amarillo paste (“recipe here”: )
Salt and pepper


Combine the ingredients in a bowl. Reserve.

For more Peruvian-inspired Thanksgiving recipes, see our tempting “turkey with aguaymanto sauce”: and “braised lamb shanks with purple rice”:

*Peru Delights is cooking blog dedicated to the intoxicating flavors, colors and aromas of Peru. It is run by a mother and daughter, both named Morena. Mom Morena hails from Peru and she passed her love of Peruvian cuisine on to her El Salvadorian-born daughter. The two cooks authored “The Everything Peruvian Cookbook”:, and also write for “Que Rica Vida”:, “The Latin Kitchen”:, and “Spanglish Baby”: Follow their cooking adventures on their website, “Peru Delights”: and on their “Facebook page”:*