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Uchucuta // Andes Hot Sauce

Uchucuta // Andean Hot Sauce

On many visits to the Andes mountains, I enjoyed the simple foods and the delicious spicy sauces that were served. There was just a different taste and texture to the sauce there.

Aji Amarillo Paste

DIY: Aji Amarillo Molido // Peruvian Yellow Pepper Paste

A very common use of aji amarillo is as a paste which forms the base of another food. You can purchase some through some internet sources. But, if you are like me, you may be able to get the peppers fresh and want to make your own. Here’s how.

Rava Dosa

Rava Dosa // Fresh Coriander, Ginger & Cilantro Crepes

What sounds like a strange mixture of ingredients turns out to bring back memories of India and makes a wonderful tortilla-like creation to enjoy a number of stews.

Aji Charapita

Aji Charapita

Q – “What are these?” A – “Little yellow fire balls!”

Coconut Chicken Curry & Coconut Pancakes

Coconut Milk Chicken Curry

This is a delicious Malaysian mix of cream and spice, starting with a homemade spice mixture.

Homemade Corn Tortillas with Chile Bathed Pork

{F&F} Homemade Corn Tortillas & Chile Bathed Pork

One thing I find about cooking and baking is that I am always more productive when there is someone nearby. They don’t even have to help; sitting and chatting can be the biggest help of all. I am not sure if it takes my mind off of what I am doing or if it just […]

cocona charapa salsa

Aji de Cocona // Cocona Charapita Salsa

The aji charapita peppers can be smashed and served in a regular aji mixture of pepper, lime, salt and oil. But, a true jungle preparation of these spicy peppers also includes cocona, a refreshing fruit to balance the spice!



So often we search for the reddest, ripest rocotos to make aji sauces and I love that this blended sauce uses the green rocoto pepper. Some may think that the green ones are much more mild, but for me, this is a wonderful mixture of spice! Serve with meals or stir a spoonful into your […]

Aji de Gallina // Spicy Creamed Chicken

Any visitor to Peru should have this on their list of foods to try – it is truly a signature dish of Peru. This sauce features the Peruvian yellow pepper as it’s star, and rightly so!

Salsa Criolla

Normally, you don’t think of just plain onions for a salad. But these are definitely not “just plain” onions! This is an onion salad mixture that is served with quite a variety of appetizers and meals. It is always a great addition to rice & stew as well as on top of tamales!


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