Ajika is a hot, spicy but subtly flavoured paste often used to flavour food mainly in the Caucasian regions of Abkhazia and Samegrelo. Ajika is usually red, though green ajika can be made with unripe peppers.
Category: Hot Sauce
This is a hearty dish with protein and vegetables, and it is hot and spicy. Indeed, when you carve into a piece of meat – tender after braising for around two hours – and raise it to your to your lips, the spicy kick of the sauce is immediate. The meat brings welcome relief to the palate, while the potato provides a milder balance to the chilli.
Chimichurri is one of most delicious and versatile sauces around. It’s traditionally served with grilled steak, and is an essential part of the Argentinian parilla, but it goes great with chicken and fish too. Chimichurri works well as a marinade, and is also delicious on vegetables. You will quickly develop your own proportions in this recipe. Some people prefer more garlic, some prefer only parsley, some add fresh tomatoes – experiment to come up with your own signature chimichurri.
Filfel Chuma, (Hebrew: פלפלצ’ומה), also spelled pilpelshuma (lit: “pepper garlic”) is the typical hot sauce of Libyan Jewish cuisine. It is made from powdered sweet and hot peppers and crushed garlic. Other ingredients, such as ground caraway seeds, cumin, lemon juice and salt are sometimes added.
Diced mango is combined with spicy habañero peppers and ginger for a perky sauce. It’s fantastic with chips, but don’t be afraid to serve it on freshly grilled fish or chicken. Perfect on tacos, homemade enchiladas, and nachos and if you want it extra spicy leave the seeds and ribs in the pepper or even use more than one