Magic Plant Aged Hot Pepper mash is made from freshly harvested Aji Panca Chilies. Our traditional, all natural fermentation process transforms this aromatic pepper mash. Add sparingly to soups, stews, chili beans, stir fries, pastas, marinades etc. or use as an ingredient base for hot sauce and more. You can add garlic, onion, vinegar, carrots and more to make your very own custom sauce.
Ingredients: Aji Panca peppers, salt, citric acid, acetic acid.
Aji Panca Chili Pepper
This popular pepper from Peru ranks a mere 500 Scoville Heat Units. It’s a dark red, almost burgundy in color and grows to be between three and five inches in length; and is between 1 and 1.5 inches in width. Even though it does not have a lot of heat, like many chilies, it does have lots of berry like flavor. It also has a hint of a smoky flavor. It is well known in South America and one of the most popular peppers used for cooking in Peru.
Uses of the Aji Panca Pepper
The Aji Panca is often dried or made into a paste. Sometimes it is minced and then used as a condiment. They are used in a log of Peruvian dishes and make contribute a lot of flavor to soups, stews, and sauces. If the seeds are removed and the pepper is deveined, it has virtually no heat. However, it does add a unique flavor and beautiful color to the dishes that include it.
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