Peruvian Yellow Pepper Sauce

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Chocolatl

Adapted from the Barbecue Bible Sauces Rubs and Marinades. This is an adaptation of Aji Amarillo Sauce with ingredients that may be a little easier to find. This is a good sauce to serve with grilled meat, poultry or seafood, or in recipes that call for Aji Amarillo Sauce. You can substitute additional vinegar for the lime juice.

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This is a terrible alternative to Aji Amarillo! Wow. Awful. Get some real ethic recipes and quit white-ifying everything. Yuck.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. Place pepper on grate and grill until black on all sides, 4-6 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer to a plate and let cool.
  4. Scrape off the burnt skin. It's okay if you don't get all of it.
  5. Stem and seed the pepper, and cut into 1" pieces.
  6. Place pieces in a food processor or blender.
  7. Add all remaining ingredients.
  8. Puree to a smooth paste.
  9. You should be able to pour the sauce. If it is too thick to pour, mix in a little water.
  10. Serve at room temperature.
  11. Can be stored, covered and refrigerated, for up to 1 week.

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