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What Is Aji?

Definition: Ají

Not to be confused with the chile pepper of the same name, ají (pronounced "ah-hee") is a vibrant sauce used as a condiment and for dipping all across South America. Although it often contains tomatoes, cilantro, hot peppers, and onions, the sauce varies in heat and content depending on the locale. In Chile, ají often has lemon; in Ecuador, it's mild, with less heat; the Peruvian version typically has a verdant green color.
In honor of National Sauce Month, I'm tempted to make my own. Have you ever had ají?

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GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 5 years
Yes. Delicious. I could drink it straight. :)
sourcherries sourcherries 5 years
Laaaaaave it! If you find a good one, please post!
TidalWave23 TidalWave23 5 years
I've had it and I absolutely love it.
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