Commonly used in Peruvian ceviches, Aji Panca Chiles are the star of this dish, boasting mild heat and a faint berry-like flavor. Aji Panca Chiles allow the savory flavors of garlic, onion, cumin and black pepper to shine through.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 420 min

Total time: 425 min

Grilled Fish in Chile Sauce
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  1. Slice Aji Panca Chiles in half lengthwise. Soak in hot water for 6 hours. Drain and reserve soaking liquid.

  2. Char tomatoes, garlic and onion in dry pan over high heat.

  3. Combine onions, garlic, tomatoes, cumin and pepper with soaked chiles and some of reserved water in blender and purée.

  4. Add vinegar, olive oil and salt to taste. Pulse to incorporate.

  5. Place fish and potatoes on platter and smother with sauce. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more.

  6. Serve chilled or slightly warm.