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Organic Aji Chili Paste
Aji, or chile peppers, are native to Peru, and the country boasts many distinct indigenous varieties that are used as a base for most of Peruvian traditional cooking. The aji paste is made from fresh aji, pureed and pasteurized. Chili pastes are often used as a base combined with sauteéd onions, garlic and herbs. They can be used for many sauces to flavor chicken, meat, fish, pasta, and rices
: Aji amarillo is the most common type of aji and is one of the most important ingredients in Peruvian cooking. It has a heat level of 6. Although they are named yellow pepper their color changes to orange as they mature.
: Mostly grown and used on the northern coast of Peru, the pod is 2-3 inches long and changes from a yellow to deep reddish orange color when it ripens. Aji limo is spicy (heat level 8) and is primarily used to prepare ceviche and rice dishes.
: One of the most common types of aji in Peru, aji panca is 3 to 5 inches in length and has a thick flesh that matures from a green to dark red in color. Distinct from the other ajis in it’s spiciness, aji panca is mild in heat intensity and provides a fruity, berry-like flavor that goes well in stews, sauces and fish dishes.
Varieties Sold Separately. This product has been produced free of gluten, dairy, soy, and genetically engineered ingredients.
Out of Stock Varieties:
Aji Amarillo, Aji Limo