Aji Panca Chilli

Aji Panca is a chilli  most commonly grown in Peru. It is a member of the baccatum family of chillies.

It is dark red, mild to medium pepper and surprisingly complex compared to its better known cousins like Poblanos, Jalapeños, and Serranos.  The Aji Panca is a close relative of the Aji Amarillo, but has perhaps a fresher flavour with a smoky, fruity taste.

The Aji Panca’s roots are in Peruvian cooking, where it’s steeped in stews, ground into sauces, and rubbed into meat before grilling or roasting.