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Pastel De Choclo Chiliean Corn & Meat Pie

Pastel De Choclo Chilean Corn & Meat Pie Here's a healthy traditional Chilean dish that is favorite of many locals. It is light and ideal for the summer. Vegans can leave out the chicken. Meat lovers may add more ground beef instead of chicken. Fish lovers may substitute salmon. Recipe Serves 12. 6 large ears of corn, grate the kernels 8 leaves of fresh basil, finely chopped 1 tsp. salt 3 tbsp. butter 1/2-1 cup milk 4 large onions, chopped 3 tbsps. oil 1 lb. (1/2 kg) finely ground lean beef Salt and pepper to taste 1 tsp. ground cumin 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1 cup black olives 1 cup raisins 12 pieces of chicken, browned in hot oil, seasoned with salt, pepper and cumin 2 tbsps. confectioners' sugar All photos (C) 2009 by Christopher J Davies. All rights reserved. Heat the grated corn, chopped basil, salt and butter in a large pot. Add the milk little by little, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes. Leave to one side while you pr