Reineta is a fish that is only found along the Chilean coast. The sale of this fish only began in the 1990's, but now it's the most prominent species in every fish market that you visit in Chile because of it's texture and flavor (kind of like halibut). I think this is the dish that I'm most proud of because I hadn't really cooked fish before and it was so tasty and satisfying.
Churrasco! (thinly sliced beef) This is my go-to dish when I don't have a lot of time to cook. It might not look that great, but let me tell you - with some thyme and olive oil (suggested by my friends in Santiago), it is delicious!
John Crow Farm pork chops, they're pretty satisfying. And merkén is a spice mix that is a specialty of the indigenous Mapuche people in southern Chile. It's made with ají, a type of chile that's common in Chile (haha), and other spices like cilantro. I picked this one up in Valparaíso and thought it was pretty special because it was handmade until my friend let me smell hers, which was more smoky and powerful. I'm definitely going to have to pick up some when I travel south.
And for the grand finale!!!!
Now I'm hungry! Time for dinner!