February 14, 2022 4 min read
Peruvian cuisine is filled with interesting flavors that come as a result of a rich cultural mix that has happened over the past centuries. All sorts of ingredients come together from different parts of the world and get together in a warm kitchen to make the best dishes, worldwide known for being the most delicious.
One of these ingredients- probably the most popular one- is ajíamarillo. This bright food is part of some classic meals but not many know where it comes from. Check out more about this type of ají and learn how to make 2 incredible recipes that will amaze your guests at dinner.What is ají amarillo?
First off, let’s dig in a little deeper on the origin of this ingredient. Ajíamarillo is a mildly spicy pepper that’s actually bright orange in colour. It has a long and thin shape and it measures approximately 3 inches.
As we mentioned, ajíamarillo is not as spicy as other Peruvian chillies, and if you don’t include the seeds in your sauces or dishes the taste is even milder.
Ajíamarillo is considered one of the main ingredients in Peruvian cuisine because it can be easily added to any recipe, whether it’s chopped into a fresh cold meal or mixed with spices to create a thick sauce.
There are plenty of dishes that typically include ajíamarillo, and this ingredient is so popular that you can add it to whatever you want and it’ll mix well. Check out 2 mouth-watering recipes that include this exotic pepper.
This is a very traditional dish among Peruvians, which you can easily find at any home served along with a bed of white rice and boiled potatoes with black olives. Preparing Ají de Gallina is very simple by following this recipe:
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Coconut and Ají Amarillo Braised Chicken Recipe
It’s always a good idea to add a fun spin on a classic dish, and this is the case here. Mixing some traditional Peruvian ingredients such as chicken and ajíamarillo with the exotic flavor of coconut gives it a whole new meaning for your mouth. Although it seems very high-end cuisine, this recipe is actually pretty easy:
With these 2 recipes you’ll be the most popular host for dinners, so bring a little Peruvian flavor to your meals with ajíamarillo!
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