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July 30, 2010 • 5 Comments

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In Merrill's latest New Staples column for the New York Times, she talks aji amarillo, buckwheat and aloe vera -- yes, the very same aloe that soothes sunburns!

Learn more about all 3 and get a recipe for a Peruvian Huancaina sauce (with a surprising secret ingredient) here.

  • Aloe Vera
  • Photo by Amy Sussman for the New York Times

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over 4 years ago pierino

pierino is a trusted source on General Cooking and Tough Love.

I first discovered aji amarillo a couple of years ago at a local green grocer. What I found were the dried version. And these are HOT. If I remember correctly they pack about 40,000 Scoville units. Expect a complex flavor that combines well with other ingredients, but if your tolerance for heat in your food is low then you don't want to even be in the same room with them.


over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Yes, they are VERY spicy. A little goes a long way!


over 4 years ago dymnyno

Your column and Amanda"s are my favorites...then vows and modern love!


over 4 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I think you're a hungry romantic!


over 4 years ago Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

Thanks so much!