Easy to make, versatile accompaniment to chicken, potato fries, anticuchos, vegetables, jalea, and plenty of other dishes. Use it with snack foods and many street foods to give a bit of a spicy kick.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 20 minutesminutes
Cook Time 10 minutesminutes
5ripe red rocoto peppers300 g
100gfresh white cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Wash the rocotos and remove any dirt. Do not cut the stem, the peppers must be cooked whole and sealed. Peppers that are open give off a gas that causes itchy throat when boiled.
Place a liter of water in a small pot and add a teaspoon of salt. When the water begins to boil, add the chili peppers and cook covered for 15 to 20 minutes.
Turn off the stove, remove the pot, and drain the water. Leave the peppers resting for a moment until they are cold and easy to handle.
Note: for this step use gloves, a knife and a small spoon, and a mask if possible. Place the peppers one by one on the board. Cut transversely in two and with a spoon, gently scrape the surface of the pepper to remove the seeds and veins. Discard the seeds, the stem, and the veins. Put the pulp of the peppers in a bowl.
When pepper pulp is clean, place the peppers (Rocoto and serrano) in the blender glass. Add the peeled and chopped onion, garlic, fresh cheese and finally the liquids (evaporated milk and oil). Season with salt and pepper. If you are not used to spice, you can add the seasoning with a toothpick.
Beat in the blender at high speed for at least 5 minutes. The resulting mixture should be dark pink and homogeneous in appearance and texture.
Pour the mixture into a clean, completely dry glass container. Keep in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Note: The rocoto sauce recipe is easy to prepare, but be very careful when handling rocoto peppers as they are very spicy. Hands and eyes are in danger of irritation.Tip: If you do not consume the rocoto sauce right away, I recommend you seal it in a vacuum with this simple procedure. Choose a tall glass container with an airtight or screw closure and wash it very well. Place the jar in a high-bottomed pot filled with boiling water. Let the water boil for about ten minutes. After ten minutes, very carefully remove the jar from the pot. Use kitchen tongs. Pour the contents of the sauce into the still-hot jar and close it tightly. This will keep a few more days.