Ají Picante

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2023

Ají picante is ubiquitous in Colombia, traditionally served with soups and stews, beans, rice, empanadas, meats, and more.

SERVES 6 (Makes 1½ cups)

TIME 15 minutes

Ají Picante

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

There are countless versions of the sauce, but one popular iteration is tomato-based and fiery from minced jalapeño yet tempered thanks to fresh vegetables and herbs. Plum tomatoes supplied juiciness but held their shape. Scallions provided...

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