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Jan 27, 2012 12:33 AM

Local grocery store for Huacatay Paste & Aji Amarillo

Wanted for a Peruvian dish. Fresh is probably too much to hope for, but these ingreds apparently each come in a jar:

Huacatay paste aka black mint paste
Aji Amarillo is a pepper paste/sauce

...waiting with fingers crossed...

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  1. Enso I've done my due diligence on this about a year ago(for the huacatay) and came up with nothing... probably called/visited a dozen places in south and northeast minneapolis... please, share if you find some!!!

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    1. re: mitch cumstein

      Thanks for passing that info on...I might just resort to trying to find a good online source!

    2. Don't have an answer for you regarding local sources, but you may find this thread helpful from teh Home Cooking board:

      1. I used Cook's Illustrated suggested sub. for huacatay--a mixture of oregano and fresh mint. Reasonable facsimile.

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