Delicious with fried food…
We love the aji amarillo for its sunny, bright flavor and its unexpected heat. It’s a flavor that goes far. In fact, adding just a touch of aji amarillo paste (or aji amarillo powder if you prefer) to a little mayonnaise creates a delicious dipping sauce that’s perfect as an alternative to tomato-based cocktail sauces for fried foods. Try it with fried shrimp or simply with fries – really anything in-between. Looking for an aji amarillo sauce that’s a little less full-on “mayo’y”? Take a look at this recipe.
Aji Amarillo Aioli
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 2 to 3 tablespoons aji amarillo paste or aji amarillo powder
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon flat-leaf parsley minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl, then stir to fully combine.
- Serve immediately, or for best flavor allow the aioli to chill for 2 to 4 hours prior to serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
If you prefer to use aji amarillo powder, start with 1 to 2 tablespoons and add more to taste.
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