Ají Pepper Harvest
We’ve recently enjoyed a bounty of red peppers (ají). Peppers, and tomatoes, hail from tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, no wonder they’re so happy in the heat and humidity of the Amazon rainforest. 🙂
Locals enjoy a variety of ají, most of which are quite picante (hot). A favorite side dish in the Amazon is taronja (a local citrus much like a grapefruit), ají charapita (small, bright orange and red extremely hot peppers) and cebolla (onion). Another ají that is consumed a lot is rocoto, which also packs quite the punch for those uninitiated.
Looking forward to more harvests from the farm!