About two years ago, I met these crazy queens down at our pool sporting tiny Speedos and HUGE cocktails (I said COCKTAILS, Mary!) and they were generally drawing attention to themselves with their outre behavior. La Diva naturally had to investigate and instantly, pool-side friendships were born.
I love tasting the different dishes that the boys bring based on traditional family recipes; Rodrigo’s mama’s rice and beans, Lalo’s onion and tomato salsa, Oscar’s chorizo and Mateo’s vodka. (Ok, darling, I KNOW that vodka is NOT a meal to most but SOMEONE has to be practical!)
All I knew about them was that these chilies are used extensively in Peruvian cooking. Being yellow, I found the taste to be different from red (ripened chilies seem to have a sweeter taste), green (they all have that slight bitter taste) and dried chilies (completely different taste from the same fresh chili) and I thought the heat, though muy caliente, was not too overpowering like a habanero chili.
La Diva’s Aji Amarillo hot sauce:
The zucchini that I had cut into long julienne strips and tossed raw into the al dente linguine, was THE SHIZZLE. It added such a lovely texture to the dish. So, this recipe needs a bit more work but it’s a GREAT start! If any of my darlings have any ideas or suggestions to improve this dish, DO TELL! La Diva wants to hear ALL about it! Want to see what everyone else made with chilies? Click HERE!
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Originally posted 2009-09-27 15:15:00.