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Aji (Ecuadorean Hot Sauce)
From: Kate

There many ways to make Aji in Ecuador, but one thing is certain, there is always aji on the table. This is a recipe I learned while I was there. Cayenne or similar small red peppers are decent substitutes for the South American Aji peppers from which this delicious (hot) condiment gets its name.

1 cup

  • 4 hot red peppers (aji peppers or similar small hot peppers)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons scallions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt

Combine the water, peppers and garlic in the blender and blend well.

Strain the liquid into a bowl and discard any solids.

Add the balance of the ingredients and mix well.

Store in the refrigerator.