Tagged: Sauces & Salsas

Uchucuta // Andes Hot Sauce 3

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 de Mani // Peanut Chile Sauce 1

Aji de Mani // Peanut Chile Sauce

There is something truly delicious about the marriage between peanuts and hot peppers. While we enjoy a variety of stews that offer this combination, it is wonderful to have the flavors in a simple...

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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...

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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Llactan

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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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...

Papa con Ocopa 6

Ocopa Sauce

One of my favorite things about the Peruvian kitchen is the use of common items to finish off a dish. So often, this is seen with the addition of saltine crackers to slightly thicken...

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Japchi

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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Salsa Huancaina // Huancaina Sauce

The origins of Huancaina Sauce are thought to be from Huancayo, Peru. They are famous for their potatoes, both in variety and in quantity. This sauce is most commonly served covering potatoes, but has...