Lima. Jun. 26 (ANDINA). The Peruvian government officially declared the third Sunday in July as the 'Pollo a la Brasa' national day. which was to be celebrated the fourth Sunday in June. in order avoid the coincidence with the National Day of Cebiche.
According to the ministerial resolution. published in El Peruano official gazette. the Pollo a la Brasa or rotisserie chicken is one of the favorite dishes among Peruvians and has become an important export product of the Andean country.
Minister de Córdova. who met yesterday with representatives of cevicherías (seafood restaurants) and poultry associations. said that the aim is to promote the consumption of both exquisite dishes.
'Who has not eaten a delicious ceviche or rotisserie chicken? These traditional Peruvian dishes are protein-rich sources.' said the minister.
De Cordova pointed out that food 'should never divide the consumers because there is market for everyone' and he reaffirmed his ministry's full support for the Cebiche Day. commemorated on June 28.
Pollo a la Brasa is a delicious rotisserie chicken marinated and cooked with Peruvian spices. generally served with French fries. a side of salad and condiments such as mayonnaise. ketchup. mustard. and aji sauce.
More than 60 years ago. Swiss immigrant Roger Schuler came up with the idea of cooking chicken on a spit roast with charcoal and wood underneath at his farm in Chaclacayo. a town outside of Lima.
His friend and business partner. Franz Ulrich. invented a special oven that could spit roast eight chickens at once. which they called 'Rotombo.' and in 1950 Schuler opened up 'La Granja Azul.' the first Pollería and still serving today.