Monday, September 1, 2014

How to make Ecuadorian Pinchos or Kebabs

Everybody loves pinchos, or kebabs, in Ecuador.

They are one of the favorite street foods that you can find in every corner.

There are even different names for them, depending on what part of the country you are.

The people at the Andes call them pinchos and the people living at the Pacific Coast recognized them by chuzos.

Whatever they are called, they are always bound to be delicious.

You can find palos de pincho, or pincho sticks, at every supermarket in Ecuador and they are also used as crafts material.

There is a bit of difference between what you put in a pincho, or chuzo, depending on the part of the country you are from.

But the most common form of pincho (not necessarily of chuzo) is chorizo/sausage pincho with potatoe and plantain banana.

People also make pinchos of mean, replacing the or adding to the chorizo, and from chicken.

But chorizo pincho is the easiest and fastest one.

Chorizo Pincho

2 chorizo links

1 red pepper

½ medium onion

6 small potatoes

2 big yellow plantain bananas (not too yellow)

1 teaspoon of vegetable oil

1 scallion

6 skewers

1. Chop the pepper and onion but keep the slices big.
2. Cut the plantain bananas in six even parts.
3. Skew the banana, then the pepper, the chorizo, the onion and at last the potato.
4. Put them in the grill.
5. Cut a third of the white end of the scallion into strips.
6. Use the scallion strips to get oil to the pinchos.
7. Grill on the both sides.



  1. I love kebabs, love the idea of trying them with plaintain.

  2. Oh these look amazing, and I love plantain as well x

  3. Wouldn't have thought of putting potatoes on a kebab. They look tasty x

  4. I have never thought of mixing potatoes and bananas together on a kebab.

  5. I love chorizo! I like it cooked into scrambled eggs and then put on a tortilla with fried potatoes for a little breakfast burrito. Those kebabs are probably great!

  6. I love kebabs. You can make so many different variations to suit any taste

  7. these look perfect. I would love to taste them.

  8. Oooh I've never thought of barbequing plantain. Sounds delicious!

  9. oh they look so tasty! I lvoe plantain!

  10. Chorizo is one of my favourite meats! These sound so yummy and I'll have to give them a try! Quite interesting how they are called different things too

  11. I would never have thought to put potato on a kebab. They look gorgeous.

  12. I love experiencing street foods. totally yum.

  13. I've been thinking of trying plantain recently and now I know exactly what to do with them!

  14. I must be the only person left in the world who hasn't tried kebabs of some kind! These look delich!

  15. Oh yum I do like a nice kebab! These sound so delicious as well. x

  16. These sound amazing, will be pinning for another day

  17. Those sound amazing! I haven't had breakfast yet and now I am starving!

  18. That sounds so good with the chorizo, potato & plantains! Definitely going to try them before grilling season is over.

  19. This sounds delicious. I've never cooked with plantain - or indeed ever eaten it before - and I'm really intrigued. Would love to try this.

  20. These look so delicious. Never used plantain in my cooking before, very intrigued.

  21. I just love pinchos... and we have platanos pretty much everyday in my home. My husband loves them, even though he never tried them before we met, he now is the biggest fan. :)

  22. These sound great - I love barbeque food and these look so interesting.