An indigenous chili pepper from Peru, ají panca has a smoky flavor—we think of it as an earthy, pleasantly bitter alternative to fruity chipotle peppers. Yape's Ají Panca Paste tastes especially robust and balanced, with a moderate heat and savory finish. Add some to your favorite barbecue sauce before dressing your pulled pork—the earthy flavor goes well with both sweet and vinegar-forward styles of barbecue meat. Or simply slather Ají Panca on meat with salt and pepper before grilling. The dark flavors are especially good with richer meats such as beef, pork or gamey turkey; try making an extra-savory version of our Mexican Meatballs in Chipotle Sauce
(Albondigas Enchipotladas), substituting the chipotle chilies with a few spoonfuls of Ají Panca.
Net Weight: 7.5 ounces
Ingredients: Panca pepper, water, sea salt, xanthan gum, citric acid, potassium sorbate.
Place of Origin: Peru