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Aji Amarillo

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lindalpdx Jun 25, 2013 11:39 AM

Does anyone know where to get either fresh or frozen Aji Amarillo locally? Dashen has paste but i'd prefer to get it fresh or frozen. Thanks

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    DanielLP RE: lindalpdx Jun 25, 2013 01:43 PM

    I have looked around for years and other than Dashen, I have seen dried at New Seasons.

    1. paulj RE: lindalpdx Jun 25, 2013 02:41 PM

      In Seattle Latino stores I've seen dried, paste, and prepared sauces. Maybe also canned whole, though canned rocoto is more common. I've also seen frozen rocoto, but I don't recall frozen amarillo. Never fresh. The Mexican chile manzana is close to the rocoto.

      http://www.amigofoods.com/aji1.html
      gives an idea of the products that are imported. Local shops probably shop wholesale from distributors like this.

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        lindalpdx RE: lindalpdx Jun 25, 2013 05:22 PM

        Thanks! I decided to go back to Dashen and get the paste because I needed the Aji for a sauce, and low and behold they had frozen Aji Amarillo! Completely unexpected and a wonderful surprise.

         
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          DanielLP RE: lindalpdx Jun 25, 2013 05:33 PM

          Thank you for sharing!

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