On Wednesday afternoon I went with a friend to a farmer's market. We stopped in at Darvonda Nursery first to visit Tamara from The Greenhouse Diaries and she gave us the most wonderful tour. I will save that for another post. Back to the market.
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One of the booths at the market was for a product called Aji. This is pronounced AH HEE and is a Latin American word for all hot peppers. Traditionally it is used at every meal in moderation and is considered a digestive aid.
The booth was being run by the woman who mixes up this particular product from her own recipe and a young man who was offering tastings. He was so delightful. I think he thought I would eat all his samples. I did try everything they had and bought a jar of three of the four different sauces.
First I had the guacamole mixed with the regular Aji sauce. It was so very good. Did you know if you leave the avocado pit in the bowl of guacamole it won't brown as much? Me neither.
Then I tried the Honey Garlic sauce and my mouth did back flips. I love this so much. It can be used as a marinade or a sauce on top of chicken, fish or maybe pork tenderloins.
The Aji Hot is more to my liking than the regular one used in the guacamole so I bought that one. We all love our food spicy, spicy spicy here.
The last one I bought was the BBQ sauce. Not like your usual bbq sauce though. It isn't a ketchupy (not a word, I know) type sauce but more like a salsa with a smoky bbq taste.
This is a Canadian company that started in fall of 2005. They have been slowly making their way into the foodie type shops locally and I think they really do have a great product and I am a fussy one. Here is the link to their site @ Aji Gourmet Products. The product pictures are from their site. Oh ya, I almost forgot to mention the only calories are from the vegetables.