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Magical Peruvian Green Sauce "Huacatay" Recipe

So I am guessing that I should just leave them on the plant until they turn red? How big should they be? I normally just buy the paste and wasn't sure when to pick them off the plant. I am pretty excited that I actually got the seeds to grow this year :)

Jul 17, 2012
magdazine in Home Cooking

Magical Peruvian Green Sauce "Huacatay" Recipe

My Aji Amarillo and Red Aji plants are doing really well. (I bought the seeds from Seeds of Change.) The red chiles are really big now but green. Do they get red on the plant or should I cut them green? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks.

Jul 17, 2012
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Magical Peruvian Green Sauce "Huacatay" Recipe

I looked for "tagetes minuta." I know that they are sometimes called "Mexican Marigold," but I think that is incorrect. Mexican Marigolds are "tagetes lucida."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagetes_...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tagetes_...

My Mexican Grandmother never used Huacatay and as far as I know it isn't used in Mexican cooking.

If you got your seeds in Peru, I am guessing they are the real deal.

Jun 01, 2012
magdazine in Home Cooking

Magical Peruvian Green Sauce "Huacatay" Recipe

Interesting. Does it flower? They look very healthy. I have been buying bags of frozen Haucatay but I would like to plant some.

Jun 01, 2012
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Magical Peruvian Green Sauce "Huacatay" Recipe

Here's a link to the Yelp page for Catalina's Market. I bought a bag of Frozen Huacatay there as well as a jar of the paste:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/catalinas-mar...

Los Angeles, California

Jun 01, 2012
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Magical Peruvian Green Sauce "Huacatay" Recipe

Wow, those eBay seeds are expensive. Seedsofchange.com only $3.49 a pack:
http://www.seedsofchange.com/garden_c...

Jun 01, 2012
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Best Ethnic Markets in Los Angeles

Catalina's on Western just South of Santa Monica.

Peru and Argentina

Great empanadas and wine selection and the only place I have found for Peruvian spices.

Jul 04, 2010
magdazine in Los Angeles Area

Magical Peruvian Green Sauce "Huacatay" Recipe

Catalina's Market on Western just south of Santa Monica has it (in Hollywood.) They have most Peruvian spices there.

Jun 23, 2010
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