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Aji Sauce

Aji Sauce

Smaak's Aji sauce celebrates one of Peru's most beloved peppers, Aji Amarillo, the golden pepper that has a bright, fruity flavor paired with a nice heat. This sauce is bright, spicy, and laden with big flavors. Use this in marinades for chicken or as a sauce for fish. Try a unique take on your next batch of shrimp scampi with this sauce as the base, or whisk it into your next salad dressing. 

Ingredients: Aji amarillo, water, vinegar, lime juice, cumin, dry ginger, salt, coriander, granulated garlic, oregano, black pepper, sugar, xanthan gum

About the maker:
It was started by two friends, Katie and Vikram, who love food. Katie’s family experimented with her Oma’s recipes for nasi goreng, meatball soup, and even homemade Irish cream — evolving and making them their own in the process. Vikram’s parents brought all their recipes from home—like mango pickle, chai spice, and roti—and mixed them with the new foods in the US. The two friends were always sharing food—swapping jars of pickles like Katie’s dad's cucamelons for Vikram’s mom’s green tomato pickle. But why only swap food between two people, when there were so many flavors that could be shared with folks around the world? Our first stop is hot sauce: an entire aisle known for its heat and thin red color. It lacks flavor, pop, punch and yummy-factor. There seems to be limited choices: hot, hotter than hot, burn your mouth off hot... none of it reflects the diversity of ingredients and flavor that need to come with that heat. Thus Smaak was born—bringing spice to the forefront and giving back to the communities that first grew our peppers.

MAKER
Smaak

DIMENSIONS
8-ounce glass bottle

INGREDIENTS
Aji amarillo, water, vinegar, lime juice, cumin, dry ginger, salt, coriander, granulated garlic, oregano, black pepper, sugar, xanthan gum.

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