Chili Pepper, Aji Amarillo

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About Chili Pepper, Aji Amarillo

Product Info:
Aji Amarillo (Capsicum baccatum) is also known as Aji escabeche. The Aji Amarillo is the most common chile in Peru. In the USA it is sometimes referred to as the yellow chile or Peruvian chile. The pods are 4-5 inches long and deep orange in color when mature. The thin fleshed pods have a clearly pungent heat. The pod is grown in all of the regions of Peru, for instance, the coast, the Andes and the Amazon jungle. 

Suggested Use:
Use anywhere you want heat, and strong flavor.

Aji Amarillo

Basic Prep:
Soak in hot water for 10 minutes to soften. Or add directly to a braised dish.

Can also be spelled Chile, Chilli, Chille.

Product Reviews

  • 4
    good but not too spicey

    Posted by Lenny, Morgantown WV on 14th Nov 2011

    Not as spicy as what I was hoping for, but still very flavorful and tasted great! Would use again, but prob try another Chili for the extra spicy dishes.