South American Chilli Powders

Understanding Spices

Excited anticipation of all things South American is rife, generated in part by the World Cup in 2014 and the 2016 Olympics taking place in Brazil. In particular, Peruvian cuisine is continuing to make its way into the spotlight, being an eclectic and unusual selection of speciality dishes unfamiliar to most whom have not had the opportunity to visit Peru.

So, we are delighted to introduce two Peruvian chilli peppers to the UK, in readiness for all the different, delicious and innovative recipes that will soon enhance our ever-growing international dining options!

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Aji (pronounced ah-hee) means chilli pepper in Spanish and the first new addition to our range of chilli peppers is Aji Amarillo. Amarillo translates as yellow and this yellow chilli pepper is considered to be the most important ingredient in Peruvian cooking, used in many classic Peruvian dishes. This spicy chilli imparts a wonderful visual appeal as well as a great balance of flavour, aroma and heat.

Our next introduction is Aji Panca, again frequently used in Peruvian cuisine and considered to be the second most important chilli in Peruvian cooking. This is a mild, dark red pepper with a delightful smoky, sweet and fruity taste, giving the perfect balance of heat and flavour.

Saludos cordiales!

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