Aji amarillo are yellow-orange hot peppers used extensively in Peruvian cooking. My sister, who is a farmer, emailed to ask me if she could grow some. She had tried growing choclo, the large kernel Andean corn, but although the plants grew very tall, they did not produce any ears. We decided choclo must need special Andean growing conditions, like high altitude. Fortunately latin food markets sell imported frozen choclo.
But it turns out that it's easy to grow aji amarillo - the seeds are available online, and the plants need the same growing conditions as other hot peppers (hot summer weather). You could probably grow them in a planter on your deck or patio. You can also dry the peppers and save them. So if you're browsing seed catalogs and planning you spring garden, consider adding aji amarillo to your list.
Peruvian Recipes with Aji Amarillo:
Papa a la Huancaina (Potatoes with Spicy Cheese Sauce)
Peruvian Stir-fried Beef - Lomo Saltado
Causa Rellena - Yellow Potatoes with Chicken
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