Tagged: rocoto

Uchucuta // Andes Hot Sauce 2

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.

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Rocoto Relleno // Stuffed Peruvian Death Peppers

Rocotos are known for a delicious appetizer or meal when they are bathed, stuffed and baked to perfection. The vinegar & sugar bath calms the heat. A little. The stuffing has another kind of Peruvian...

Salsa de Rocoto // Rocoto Hot Sauce 0

Salsa de Rocoto // Rocoto Sauce

My preference is almost always to add a aji sauce that is made from a blend of many ingredients – the cheese and cracker additions always mean yummier! Sometimes though a simple spice is...

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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...

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Some blends of flavors are too incredible to forget. This is one of them. The blend of rocoto for spice and queso fresco for moderation along with the incredible huacatay herb is delicious. This...

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Aji // Chili Pepper

Q – What is “aji” exactly?  A – Aji is the name given in Spanish speaking South America to spicy peppers.

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A to Z in Arequipa

You have missed me, haven’t you? I got away for the weekend. But don’t worry, I did not forget about you. In fact, I am here to share a bit about my trip with...

Too Hot to Handle 25

Too Hot to Handle

I had just moved to Peru. I was adjusting to eating just about every meal with rice and potatoes. But, still I was craving vegetables and decided to make a stir-fry. I gathered the...