Aji Cito Pepper

Holy wow. The smaller, spicier, and more pungent version of the Aji Amarillo. It’s like being punched in the face, but you like it more than usual!

Strong, floral and clean baccatum taste and apparently the hottest in the entire species. Smaller pods, around 2-3 inches. Much tastier when cooked, the fruit flavor really shines like a new car. It’s one of the fastest peppers there is–can reach up to 30mph on land. Continue reading Aji Cito Pepper

Aji Pineapple Pepper

SHU: 30,000

Really strange, pungent capsicum baccatum pepper. A fairly well known underground cultivar. Can taste almost soapy at times like cilantro, in an interesting floral way.

Very strong burst of citrusy baccatum flavor on first bite, similar to the Aji Cito and even the Lemon Drop. And it’s no slouch in the department of heat, got a nice kick to it! It does taste a little bit like pineapple. Really delicious baked with coconut oil and a great alternative to Cayenne type dishes.

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CGN 21500 Pepper

SHU: 100,000 estimated
Type: Capsicum Chinese

Originated in Brazil. Fruity and extremely juicy. This pepper tastes very tropical, like a Habanero that was beat up by a can of Crystal Pepsi. An interesting and sexy spin on the chinense flavor–strong and clean.

In terms of heat, not as hot as the Habanero or more closely related Cheiro Roxa. Great for fresh snacking while contemplating the spookiness of quantum entanglement.

Ripens from reddish purple to a pretty peach pink color. A very futuristic little pepper, for sure.

Parings:

Aji Scramble (with pasture eggs!)

Holy smokes is it amazing, spicy and very #fruitcore. Serves 2.

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp onions or scallions
  • 3 tbsp of Aji Amarillo or Aji Cito, seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp of organic virgin coconut oil or grass fed butter
  • 3 cage free, farm fresh eggs
  • 2 wraps or lavashes (local obv)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 300° for wraps. Heat the oil/butter in a skillet on low-medium. Add the onions and chopped peppers and stir until they look real nice, 7-10 minutes. Add the eggs and mix those lil boys up. Heat the wraps for a 2-3 minutes in the oven.

Take the wraps out of the oven and then place the eggs on the wrap, ya dingus. You can also do it others ways too, I don’t care. オムレツ

Aji Amarillo Pepper

SHU: 50,000
Type: Capsicum Baccutum
Origin: Peru

What does an Aji Amarillo taste like? Ted Danson would simply call it, “Heaven.” It has a fruity flavor that is complex and well rounded especially when cooked–almost like a spicy mango, apricot or carrot. People have compared it to tasting like sunshine!1

Amarillo means yellow in Spanish, however, this fruit ripens to dark orange. Even unripe, the green Aji Amarillo has a splendid taste with great heat!

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