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Where to buy aji amarillo?

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Gadget Sep 25, 2006 11:00 PM

Hey all,

I'm making a recipe that calls for aji amarillo paste. Anyone know where I can find this in L.A.?

Thanks much.

  1. Das Ubergeek Sep 26, 2006 12:04 AM

    Vallarta or Northgate supermarkets.

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      Jerome Sep 26, 2006 01:08 AM

      Also check out catalina market on Western just south of Santa monica, and possibly carniceria argentina market on Victory just west of Colfax. both have imported goods from Peru -

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        Bert Jul 18, 2011 02:40 PM

        sounds like peruvian ceviche to me... Border Grill recipe, perhaps?
        Anyway, Baja Ranch markets in Monrovia and West Covina carry it... I'm sure other latin-themed markets do as well.

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        Border Grill
        1445 4th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

        1. hppzz Jul 18, 2011 03:06 PM

          you can buy them locally at Jons and Food4Less, which have both the can peppers which you can make into a paste or have the premade paste http://www.theravenouscouple.com/2009...

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            sushigirlie Jul 18, 2011 09:02 PM

            Is it possible to get fresh ones in LA?

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              AAQjr Jul 19, 2011 01:00 AM

              I've never seen fresh. You can get canned or puree at Palms Market in Culver City. I have seen Chile Manzana in Mexican markets, which I've heard is cousin to the south american Rocoto

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                hppzz Jul 19, 2011 08:07 AM

                ricardo zarate at Picca Peru and Mo-Chica has told me he gets it fresh but never got around to finding his source though, but likely not retail

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                Mo-Chica
                3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

                Picca
                9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035

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                  AAQjr Jul 19, 2011 04:38 PM

                  Most likely L.A. Specialty

                  http://www.laspecialty.com/

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