Are you looking to add some heat and flavor to your cooking? Look no further than our Aji Amarillo pepper flakes! These vibrant orange flakes are made from ground Aji Amarillo peppers, a type of chili pepper native to South America. Known for their fruity flavor and medium to high level of spiciness, Aji Amarillo peppers are a popular choice in Peruvian cuisine and beyond.
Aji Amarillo peppers, also known as Escabeche, aji verde, and aji cuzqueño, is a medium to hot chile pepper from Peru. It commonly has a Scoville Heat Rating of 30,000-50,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Aji Limo peppers have a very fruity citrus flavor, like passion fruit and mango, and work well in Central and South American cuisines. In Spanish, aji means chili pepper and amarillo means yellow although the pepper tends to be more orange when ripe. It has been cultivated since at least 6,500 B.C. and the ripened fruit is usually 4 to 6 inches long. It belongs to the Capsicum Baccatum family of peppers.
The taste is very similar to Scotch Bonnet peppers but with less heat. It is one of the Peruvian trinity family of peppers along with Aji Limo and Rocoto peppers. In Peru, the pepper is commonly made into a versatile paste and then the paste is worked into any number of dishes.
They are made from crushed Aji Amarillo peppers, which are known for their vibrant yellow color and unique taste. These pepper flakes are perfect for adding a pop of color and flavor to soups, stews, marinades, sauces, and more. They can also be used as a topping for pizza, pasta, and other dishes to add a touch of heat. Plus, they're easy to use – just sprinkle a small amount over your food to add the perfect amount of heat and flavor. So if you're looking to add some bold flavor and heat to your cooking, Aji Amarillo pepper flakes are a great choice! Also available as Aji Amarillo Powder.
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Do you want to learn more about Aji Amarillo Peppers? Check out our Aji Amarillo Pepper Guide on our blog.