← Back to Search Results
Latin American
Fresh Hot Pepper Puree

Photo by: Joseph De Leo
Comments: 0
 

Recipe

Aji Molido Fresco

This hot pepper puree is called for in many recipes in this book, especially in the cebiches. I freeze it in very small containers so that it can be easily thawed when needed. The best varieties of peppers to use are hot red or green finger peppers, which can be found in U.S. supermarkets when they are in season. Alternatively, Andean hot red peppers and mirasol (hot yellow) peppers are available frozen or packed in brine in South American groceries. I also like manzano peppers for their wonderful flavor; they can be found seasonally. Jalapenos or serranos also can be used. A good substitute for fresh hot pepper puree is habanero hot sauce.

Yield: Makes about ¼ cup

Ingredients

  • 10 to 12 hot red or green finger peppers or manzano peppers
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

1. Wash the peppers thoroughly in cold water. With a sharp knife, trim the ends and cut them in half lengthwise. With a paring knife, scrape the seeds out and cut the peppers into small pieces.

2. Transfer to a blender, add the water and salt, and process until smooth. Add a little more water, if needed, to make a thick sauce. Transfer to small containers and refrigerate for up to several days or freeze for up to several months.


© 2003 Maria Baez Kijac

Note from Cookstr's Editors

Nutritional information is based on 4 servings.

 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

45kcal (2%)
21mg (2%)
273mg (455%)
66mcg RAE (2%)
383mg
28mg
2g
6g
2g
11g
0mg (0%)
589mg (25%)
0g (0%)
0g (0%)
1mg (8%)
 

Would you like to leave a comment about this recipe?

Notify me of new comments on this recipe. Add comment

We'd love to hear what you think!

Please or to add a comment to this recipe.
 

Sign up for
The Cookstr Weekly

Free handpicked cookbook recipes delivered straight to your inbox

Explore Cookbooks on Cookstr

arthur-schwartzs-new-york-city-food Arthur Schwartz's New York ...
by Arthur Schwartz
how-to-be-a-domestic-goddess How to be a Domestic Goddess
by Nigella Lawson
flavor Flavor
by Rocco DiSpirito
allergy-free-desserts Allergy-Free Desserts
by Elizabeth Gordon
young-and-hungry-more-than-100-recipes-for-cooking-fresh-and-affordable-food-for-everyone Young and Hungry: More Than...
by Dave Lieberman
a-new-way-to-cook A New Way to Cook
by Sally Schneider
mexican-everyday Mexican Everyday
by Rick Bayless
american-masala American Masala
by Suvir Saran
the-bread-bible The Bread Bible
by Rose Levy Beranbaum
julias-kitchen-wisdom Julia's Kitchen Wisdom
by Julia Child
Already a member? Sign in here
Close_overlay

Sign up to Cookstr!

  • Receive a free, handpicked selection of recipes in your inbox weekly
  • Save, share and comment on your favorite recipes in My Cookstr
  • Get updates on new cookbooks, Cookstr features, and other exclusives we know you'll love
Spinner
By signing up you accept the
Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
New to Cookstr? Sign up here
Close_overlay

Sign in to Cookstr

Keep me logged in
close
Thanks for commenting!
Would you like to share your comment on Facebook or Twitter?