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                          SALSA DE AJI (HOT SALSA)
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       lg           Tomatoes -- seeded, chop fine
    1       md           Onion -- chopped fine
    1       tb           Clinatro -- chopped
    4       lg           Chiles, aji -- seeds and stems
                         -removed
      1/2   c            Water
                         Salt -- to taste
                         -----HEAT SCALE - MEDIUM-----
 
     Combine the tomatoes, onion and cilantro in a bowl.
   Place the chiles, water and 3 tablespoons of the
   tomato, onion, cilantro mixture in a blender or
   processor and puree until smooth. Add the chile puree
   to the remaining mixture and mix well. Salt to taste.
     Variations - Ecuadorians are very fond of adding
   beans to their salsa. The most popular beans are the
   lupini, which are large white beans about the size of
   lima beans. Just add the cooked beans directly to the
   salsa. Or, add 1 teaspoon peanut butter with the
   chiles in the blender and follow the above recipe.
     Substitute yellow wax hot chiles or jalapenos if the
   aji chiles are not available.
  
 
 
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