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Organic Peruvian Aji

 

Dear friend of Gourmet Delights,

 

Aji is the Caribbean word for chili and/or peppers. It is typically associated with Peruvian and Bolivian cuisine, and is often mixed together with garlic and red onions to form a paste, sauce or marinade.

 

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 its spiciness, Aji Panca is mild in heat intensity (a heat level of 2 on a scale of 10; 1,500 Scoville Units) and provides a fruity, berry-like flavor that goes well in stews, sauces and fish dishes. Aji Panca is so sweet, so berry-like, that it can be finely chopped or ground into a powder and tossed into foods to add a sweet, mild heat.

  • Try them in this Ceviche Con Tostones Recipe!
  • Mix it with lime juice and whisk to drizzle over freshly sliced avocado for an afternoon snack or nice appetizer!
  • Make a paste and marinate your fish, chicken or pork before cooking.
  • The fruity characteristics and mild heat also work great with chocolate, whether incorporated into a chocolate sauce or baked into a cake or cookies, it will add that extra dimension and "WOW" factor!

 

We also carry two other aji peppers: Aji Amarillo and Aji Limo. The unique flavor of the Aji Amarillo (a heat level of 7 on a scale of 10; 50,000 Scoville units) makes it worth seeking out and incorporating into your cooking. Even though it is a "chili pepper" it has a lot of fruitiness combined with its heat. This fruitiness is full-bodied and even subtle. It is a very versatile chile, suitable for everyday use as it will complement your dish without overwhelming it. Aji Limo is spicy (a heat level of 8 on a scale of 10; 60,000 Scoville units) and is primarily used to prepare ceviche and rice dishes. It is also wonderful as a base for chicken and pasta recipes.

All of our aji pods, powders and pastes are:

  • 100% USDA Organic.
  • Gluten free.
  • Produced free of dairy, soy, refined sugar, preservatives, additives, trans-fat and genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs).
  • A Rooted Foods Product.

 

In addition the pods and the powders are Certified Kosher.

 

We carry 3 types of Aji: Panca, Amarillo and Limo as dried pods ($7.99), powders ($8.49) and ready-made pastes ($14.95).

 

Please visit our webpage to see what other new and exciting things we are finding to share with you.

 

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