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Aji Amarillo Sauce - Recipe
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Aji Amarillo Sauce – Recipe

A versatile Peruvian sauce recipe, this aji amarillo sauce is made with fresh aji peppers and brings a nice level of spice to fried or roasted vegetables and any grilled meats.  It’s a wonderful table sauce.
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time3 mins
Course: Main Course, sauce
Cuisine: American, Argentinian
Keyword: aji pepper, sauce
Servings: 8
Calories: 130kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE AJI AMARILLO PASTE

  • 2 aji amarillo peppers chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

FOR THE SAUCE

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup crema or use sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste (ketchup is a good substitute)
  • 1 small shallot minced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • For the paste, add all of the ingredients to a food processor and process until nice a thick paste forms.
  • For the sauce, mix in the remaining ingredients. You can either mix by hand or use the processor for a thinner consistency.
  • Adjust for salt and pepper and serve!

Notes

Makes about 1 cup.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 135mg | Potassium: 38mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.1mg