Zocalo Organic Aji Limo Paste
Aji, or chile peppers, are native to Peru, and the country boasts many distinct indigenous varieties that are used as a base for most of Peruvian traditional cooking. The aji paste is made from fresh aji, pureed and pasteurized. Mostly grown and used on the northern coast of Peru, the pod is 2-3 inches long and changes from a yellow to deep reddish orange color when it ripens. Aji limo is spicy (heat level 8) and is primarily used to prepare ceviche and rice dishes.