Aji Amarillo Chile Powder
Our Aji Amarillo Powder is made from dried and pulverized aji amarillo chiles. These are the most common chile in Peru, sometimes referred to as the yellow chile or the Peruvian chile. Convenient and easy to use, this fine textured powder has medium heat and a full-bodied flavor characteristic of Peruvian cuisine.
Ready to use. No preparation necessary.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Dried Aji amarillo chiles, silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent)
Aji amarillo chiles are the heart of Peruvian cuisine, forming the flavor trifecta alongside garlic and onion. Yellow to orange in color, depending on maturity, this vegetable brings not just heat and flavor to a dish, but bright color and visual appeal. Originating in South America over 7,000 years ago, this pepper is hardly popular outside of Southern and Latin American cuisine and is just now gaining recognition in The United States and India.
A pleasing balance of creaminess and acidity, this recipe for crema de aji uses our Aji Amarillo Chile Powder for the perfect amount of spicy heat. An incredibly versatile sauce, crema de aji is delicious with everything from potatoes and artichokes to fish and chicken.