DULCE DE LECHE

Dulce de leche is a decadent South American caramel, rich, creamy and delicious addition to a number of desserts. Ways that we like to use it: drizzle it over ice cream, spread it on pancakes, bake it into cakes. Or - eat it by the spoonful, it's THAT good!

We sell our dulce de leche in 8 oz. containers for $3.99. We bring some for sale to our farmers markets, and you may also order directly from us, just give us a call.

DIPPING SAUCES

Sometimes it's a nice addition to have a dipping sauce for empanadas. There are three that we love - Chimichurri, a very typical Argentine sauce, a Tamarind Ginger, and an Aji Sauce for some roasted pepper flavor!

You can order all three from us for $5.99 / 8oz. container, or the recipes are listed below if you'd like to make your own.

Jalepeno Pepper

Chimichurri

Ingredients:
  • - 1 cup firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, trimmed of thick stems
  • - 3-4 garlic cloves
  • - 2 Tbsps fresh oregano leaves (can sub 2 teaspoons dried oregano)
  • - 1/2 cup olive oil
  • - 2 Tbsp red or white wine vinegar
  • - 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • - 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • - 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Preparation:
  1. Finely chop the parsley, fresh oregano, and garlic (or process in a food processor several pulses). Place in a small bowl.
  2. Stir in the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Adjust seasonings.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate. If chilled, return to room temperature before serving. Can keep for a day or two, and in fact the flavors intensify a bit if you let it sit for a few hours or overnight before serving.

Tamarind Ginger Sauce

  • - 1 tsp tamarind concentrate
  • - 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • - 2/3 c. mayonnaise or sour cream
  • - 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • - 1 tsp finely grated, peeled fresh ginger
  • - 1/4 tsp salt

Whisk tamarind into lime juice until dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate up to one week. Serve at room temperature. Makes one cup.

Aji Sauce

Ingredients:
  • 4 roasted green chile peppers (can also use canned diced chilis)
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Roasting Chile Peppers:
  1. Preheat your oven to 450F (232C) Spread the peppers evenly on a cookie sheet, in a single layer. Roast the peppers for about 4-5 minutes until the skins blister. Watch carefully so they do not burn. Place the roasted peppers in a plastic bag and seal the bag.
  2. Allow the chile peppers to sweat in the plastic bag for about 10 to 15 minutes. When you remove them from the bag they will be easy to peel.
  3. Rinse the peppers under cool running water. Peel the chile, remove and discard the skin, seeds, and the veins. You may want to leave a small amount of the charred skin for flavor.
Sauce Preparation:
  1. Wash and dry the onions and cilantro. Remove stems from cilantro. Makes sure peppers are peeled and ready.
  2. Roughly chop the scallions and chile peppers, and place them in a food processor or blender with the cilantro leaves. Process in short spurts until vegetables are well minced.
  3. Place vegetables in a bowl, and stir in the lime juice, cumin, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Store aji in an airtight container in the refrigerator.