Aji Molido is a staple seasoning used in Argentina. It's made of dried capsicum flakes. If you can't find it in local Latin markets, you can used standard crushed red pepper flakes and just slightly crush them so that some seeds stay whole but some seeds become ground, to release more "heat". In a pinch, you can use any red chili powder (though you might wish to adjust the amount to suit your "heat" tolerance).
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1 smallwhite onion
1 clovegarlic, minced
1 smallfresh red chili, finely diced
1 Tbspaji molido (crushed red pepper flakes)
1 tspcayenne pepper
1/4 cupolive oil
1/2 tspblack pepper
How to Make Salsa Cayena
- Peel the tomatoes, discard skins. Finely dice the tomato flesh; set aside.
- Mix onion and garlic together in a medium bowl. Then add the diced tomatoes, red chilli, aji molido (or crushed red pepper flakes), cayenne pepper, oil, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.
- Serve the Salsa Cayena with empanadas.