The aji amarillo is the most common chile pepper in Peru. In the U.S. it's commonly referred to as a yellow chile or Peruvian chile. There is a notable berry taste that gives it a wonderful and unique flavor, but the aji amarillo is still spicy-hot! The sweet heat and vibrant color of the aji amarillo make it a great addition to rice, nuts, salsas, and sauces.
Spice Fun Fact: Aji amarillos, also known asaji escabeche or Peruvian chiles, are important to Peruvian cuisine for their use as a condiment (when mixed with red onion and cilantro).