Aji Verde (Peruvian Green Sauce)

Aji Verde is a Peruvian hot sauce that I LOVE SO MUCH! If you’ve ever gone to a place that serve pollo a la brasa, it will look familiar to you. It’s usually kept in squeeze bottles on every table. You dip your yucca fries it, you douse the chicken with it…and then you start sweating because it’s so spicy. And yet, you can’t stop eating it. It’s addicting! This sauce is SO good. It does require two ingredients that used to be harder to find. But now, thanks to ol’ Amazon, it’s much easier. You’ll need: the paste is amazing. It adds a brightness and hint of flavor that is needed. BUT you can skip it. Also, aji amarillo paste. It’s a Peruvian yellow pepper that is so delicious and spicy. I prefer to use serrano peppers in this recipe vs. jalapeños because it really adds the heat that’s needed. If you’re adverse to spice, well, this recipe isn’t for you. I was going to make a milder version but I would be doing it a disservice. The queso fresco adds a nice creaminess to this sauce and a thickness that sits on yucca fries just perfectly. I’ve wanted […]

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