Technique Thursday: Recipe and information about Llajua (Bolivian Hot Sauce)

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If you want to eat like a Bolivian, I highly recommend you try Llajua. ┬áBolivians happily splash this liquid fire over their meals as casually as Americans use ketchup - perhaps even more profusely. The stuff goes on everything - from soup to grilled meat, boiled vegetables, savory pies (like the Salte├▒a), and more. The heat originates from the locato pepper, rated between 30k and 100k on the Scoville Unit. From what I gather, the locoto is like a mild habanero. Ha. Mild. Habenero. What an … [Read more...]