Paqu Jaya El Amarillo Chili Sauce
Ají amarillo is the name for both an indigenous Peruvian chili pepper and the hot sauce it's made into. This medium-hot version of the famous condiment is delicately balanced between sweet, spicy and earthy flavors. The chili itself tastes fruity, floral and slightly vegetal, with an intense yet fleeting heat. To make this vibrant sauce, the peppers are cooked with mangos and oranges, emphasizing the chili's fruity notes while adding natural sweetness. Since amarillo chilies are rarely sold fresh in the United States, this hot sauce's concentrated flavor makes it perfect for incorporating Peruvian flavor into your everyday meals, and thanks to its thick consistency—think Sriracha, not Tabasco—just a little goes a long way.
Paqu Jaya El Peruano Native Chili Sauce
Cooked in small batches by hand, this well-rounded hot sauce has a bright, bold heat and a vegetal quality akin to red bell pepper, followed by a lingering smokiness. It’s made with a blend of amarillo and panca chilies, both native to Peru and grown by Incan farmers. Paqu Jaya brings out the chilies' fruity notes with mangoes and rich Amazonian honey, balancing the sweetness with savory garlic. The final product is a multifunctional hot sauce that can be used in just about anything—whether as a condiment or an ingredient for cooking.
Paqu Jaya Yellow Chili Flakes
Ají amarillo is an orange-gold chili pepper from Peru, known for its fruity-floral flavor and intense heat (up to 20 times hotter than the jalapeño). It's hard to find on the international market, so we were excited to discover that Paqu Jaya sells these dried chili flakes. They're so fresh that just upon opening the jar, you'll be able to smell the peppers' aroma, and they retain a vibrant golden color—it's the closest you'll get to fresh amarillo peppers. The chili flakes are fruity and bright with a savory, spicy finish; they have a good amount of heat but aren't too fiery, so you can savor their botanical depth. For a distinctive amarillo flavor anytime you want it, this ground chili is a great shelf-stable ingredient to keep in your pantry.