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Peruvian Rocoto

(Aji) Rocoto

Peruvian Chilli Peppers

Rocotos look a little like a small version of a bell pepper. But be careful, these peppers are extremely hot!

Red, green or yellow on the outside they have black seats. They can be found stuffed with a delicious ground beef mixture as "Rocoto Relleno", simply grounded to use as a spice in soups and sauces, as paste or on the table of nearly every restaurant made into a powerful hot sauce used by Peruvians on virtually any food.

Try it if you like hot stuff; you will love it as every Peruvian does.

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