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Jun 30, 2012 11:38 AM

aji amarillo

does anyone know where to get aji amarillo peppers in san francisco? or, alternatively, aji amarillo paste..

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  1. I wonder if you can get them at Rainbow Grocery in the Mission. I have a bag of them in my cupboard but can't remember where I got them. The brand is MycoLogical and they are organic.

    1. Latin markets often carry the whole chiles in jars and also in paste form, also jarred.

      1. Mi Tierra market in Berkeley has the paste as well as frozen whole peppers.

        1. Not a source but the whole frozen peppers sold at some Latin Markets have better flavor and quality than the jarred or paste forms.
          Here is a link to a list of bay area stores that carry Peruvian products

          1. aji amarillo paste and many other Peruvian and South American products are available at Evergreen market, on Mission between 21st and 22nd Sts. (They also have whole frozen rocotos, which makes me very happy!)

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            1. re: mariacarmen

              Peruvians I've talked with mostly prefer frozen to canned (the ones I've tried are nasty).

              A chef I was talking with gets fresh aji amarillos from a local organic farm that sells at farmers markets on the Peninsula. Can't remember the name.

              1. re: Robert Lauriston

                i've never tried the canned, only frozen. i am sure fresh is preferable!

                1. re: mariacarmen

                  The canned are a little squishy and slimy. But they have a nice taste.

                  1. re: arktos

                    yeah, but if you're using them to make a sauce/salsa (where they're blended), it really wouldn't matter much, would it?