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mexican chocolate christmas cookies

Day Eight :: Mexican Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate cookies with a kick!

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.

Rocoto Relleno

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 pepper, sprinkled with cheese then topped with its lid. Can you handle the heat?

Aji de Mani // Peanut Chile Sauce

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 dipping sauce. Use this with potatoes or other vegetables to give them a subtle kick.


Ceviche is a citrus-marinated fish, which is then accompanied by sweet potato, white potato, choclo, canchita and an onion salad. The aji limo chile pepper is used for ceviche the majority of the time, earning it the name aji ceviche! It is the epitome of fusion: Incan hot peppers, Spanish limes and onions, and Japanese […]

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!

Salsa de Rocoto // Rocoto Hot Sauce

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 all that is needed; one that doesn’t take away from the complexity of the actual food. Here is a quick and […]

Tree Tomato Hot Sauce

Aji de Tomate de Arbol // Tree Tomato Hot Sauce

A favorite hot sauce of mine and many others! This is a delicious blend of fruit and hot peppers. It packs a punch and is delicious accompanying any sort of meal. This is the “aji” that most of our visitors remember!


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 can be served along with your meals or used to spoon on top of potatoes. Enjoy!


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