Foto del Día: Get It While It’s Hot – Guinea Pig a la Plancha!!! (Baños, Ecuador)

View from afar: Baños, Ecuador

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure settings: 1/200 sec at f/18, ISO 400 View from afar: Baños, Ecuador Camera: Canon Rebel T1i Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20 Focal Length: 17 mm Exposure settings: 1/200 sec at f/18, ISO 400
Cuy asado deliciousness...

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 30 mm
Exposure settings: 1/100 sec at f/4.0, ISO 400 Cuy asado deliciousness... Camera: Canon Rebel T1i Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20 Focal Length: 30 mm Exposure settings: 1/100 sec at f/4.0, ISO 400
Guinea Pig Asado...

Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 35 mm
Exposure settings: 1/125 sec at f/4.0, ISO 400 Guinea Pig Asado... Camera: Canon Rebel T1i Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20 Focal Length: 35 mm Exposure settings: 1/125 sec at f/4.0, ISO 400
Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: Cuy a la plancha Baños Ecuador

Guinea Pig Asado…
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 35 mm
Exposure settings: 1/125 sec at f/4.0, ISO 40o

Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: Cuy a la plancha Baños Ecuador

Cuy asado deliciousness…
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 30 mm
Exposure settings: 1/100 sec at f/4.0, ISO 400

Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: Desde Lejos Baños Ecuador

View from afar: Baños, Ecuador
Camera: Canon Rebel T1i
Lens: Sigma 17-50mm, f/20
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure settings: 1/200 sec at f/18, ISO 400

 

What you see there on that “plancha” or “parilla” (grill)  is called “Cuy,” also known as Guinea Pig.

For those living in the U.S. of A, these images might be a little hard to accept, as we like to keep cuy as pets — Not Eat Them!!!

However, in the Andean regions of Ecuador, Perú and Bolivia — these rodents play a big part of indigenous folk culture, are cultivated as a major food source, and are integral to various religious, ceremonial and medicinal practices…

And despite having a guinea pig as a pet when I was little (R.I.P. “Skeeter”), as a cultural guest of Ecuador, it was only right that I push past my memories of my dear friend Skeeter, and dare to probar por primera vez (try for the first time) this most traditional Andean dish.

And take photos of it, of course.

I’d say it has a flavor similar to rabbit (conejo), but is also a little greasy, as cuy tend to have high levels of fat content — delicious with ají…

EANTF.

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