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Peruvian Yellow Sauce?

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Anyone have a recipe for this? We get Peruvian rotisserie chicken from a store down the street and this yellow spicy sauce comes with it. I know it's got "aji amarillo" sauce in it. I thought the other ingredient was mayo, but when I tried making it at home, it wasn't quite it.


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  1. Here is a paraphrased recipe from Douglas Rodriguez's Latin Flavors on the Grill.
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    Saffron-Aji Amarillo Sauce

    6 cloves garlic, sliced
    4 shallots, sliced
    1 Tbs saffron treads
    2 jalapeno chilies, sliced
    4 bay leaves
    1 tsp black peppercorns
    1 cup distilled white vinegar
    1 cup white wine

    2 cups mayonnaise
    1 (6-oz) jar aji Amarillo Sauce
    1 Tbs salt

    Combine first 8 ingredients in a small saucepan.
    Using medium heat, simmer and reduce until 1/2 cup remains.
    Cool reduction. Remove and discard bay leaves and peppercorns.

    Puree the above reduction until smooth.
    Mix in a bowl with mayonnaise and jar of aji amarillo sauce.
    Add salt and mix well.

    Serve immediately. Leftovers can be stored up to two
    weeks in the fridge in an airtight container.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Antilope

      Oh wow! I think it just might be!!!! Thank you so much!