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Aji Amarillo Chile Pepper
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Aji Amarillo chile peppers are elongated, slightly curved, or straight, averaging 12 to 15 centimeters in length, and are tapered with an oblong shape. The glossy and thick skin transforms from green to deep orange when ripe and is generally smooth with a few ripples and shallow indentations across the surface. Underneath the skin, the flesh is orange, crisp, and aqueous, encasing a central cavity filled with porous membranes and round, flat, cream-colored seeds. Aji Amarillo chile peppers have a unique raisin-like aroma and bright, fruity flavor mixed with moderate to hot levels of spice.
Aji Amarillo chile peppers are available in the fall.
Aji Amarillo chile peppers are botanically classified as Capsicum baccatum, which is considered to be one of the rarer domesticated species within the Capsicum genus. Also known as Aji Escabeche, Aji Amarillo chile peppers translate from Spanish to mean “yellow pepper” and are a semi-hot variety ranging 30,000-50,000 SHU on the Scoville scale. Native to South America, Aji Amarillo chile peppers are highly valued in Peru where they have helped define the nation’s gastronomy and are nicknamed the “DNA of Peruvian cuisine.” Utilized fresh for its moderate heat and fruity flavor, Ajo Amarillo chile peppers are popularly used in everyday Peruvian cooking, especially in sauces, soups, and stews.
Aji Amarillo chile peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is an antioxidant that can help boost the immune system, and also contains some potassium and copper.
Aji Amarillo chile peppers are best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as roasting, simmering, boiling, grilling, and stuffing. When raw, the peppers can be chopped and added to salsas, sliced and tossed into salads, or blended into hot sauces and pastes. The peppers can also be utilized in cooked applications such as deep-frying, stuffing with cheese, rice, and meats, or slicing and mixing into soups and stews. When the peppers are cooked, the skin turns a golden yellow, and many experts believe that this cooked color is where the pepper initially got its name. Aji Amarillo chile peppers can also be dried and are primarily sprinkled into rice, or they can be canned for extended use. Aji Amarillo chile peppers pair well with meats such as fish, poultry, beef, and pork, beans, potatoes, rice, goat cheese, and mango. The peppers will keep 1-2 weeks when stored whole and unwashed in the refrigerator.
In Peru, Aji Amarillo chile peppers were once used by the Incas as a source of flavoring, and these peppers have remained one of the most popular varieties used in everyday Peruvian cooking in the modern-day. Aji Amarillo chile peppers are one of three ingredients along with red onion and garlic that are included in the Peruvian “holy trinity” of cooking. Used as a base for many national dishes such as causa rellena, which is a layered mashed potato dish with chicken, used as a flavoring in ceviche, or mixed into the spicy cheese sauce in papa a la huancaina, Aji Amarillo chile peppers are incredibly versatile and are believed to add complex, fruity flavors to dishes with a kick of spice. Aji Amarillo chile peppers are also used in pastes, sometimes mixed with thicker ingredients such as tomato paste or crema and are used as a table-side condiment.
Aji Amarillo chile peppers are native to South and Central America and have been grown for thousands of years. Believed to have first been cultivated in Peru in 2500 BCE, the peppers remained primarily localized to Central and South America until they were spread to select regions of the world via trade routes and explorers. Today Aji Amarillo chile peppers can be found at local markets in Central America and South America, and at specialty grocers in the southwestern United States, Hawaii, Australia, and regions in Asia. They can also be found online in major seed catalogs for home garden use.
Recipes that include Aji Amarillo Chile Pepper. One is easiest, three is harder.
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Specialty ProduceNear San Diego, California, United States
1929 Hancock Street San Diego, CA 92110
About 118 days ago, 9/29/20
RungisNear Zwijndrecht, South Holland, Netherlands
Transportweg 34, 2991 LV Barendrecht
About 445 days ago, 11/07/19
Sharer's comments : Nice alternative to fresh and such a beautiful aroma. Dried aji amarillo from Peru at Rungis.
Central market of Athens Greece 🇬🇷
Nature fresh SANear Athens, Attiki, Greece
Central market of Athens Greece Y-14
About 487 days ago, 9/26/19
Sharer's comments : Aji Amarillo peppers 🌶 Peru 🇵🇪
Wong’s SupermarketNear Santiago de Surco, Cuzco, Peru
Balta Shopping, Malecon Balta 626, Miraflores
About 603 days ago, 6/02/19
Sharer's comments : Aji Amarillo peppers a staple in every home in Peru
Mercado N°1 de Surquillo
Fruit StallNear Santiago de Surco, Cuzco, Peru
About 605 days ago, 5/31/19
Sharer's comments : Fresh peppers are always in season in Peru
Central market of Athens - Greece 🇬🇷
Central Markets & Fisheries Organization S.A. / Farmers MarketNear Athens, Attiki, Greece
Tzon Kennenti, Agios Ioannis Rentis
About 643 days ago, 4/23/19
Sharer's comments : Aji Amarillo from Peru 🇵🇪