For the love of all things spicy, here is another variation on ají, the Ecuadorian spicy condiment that is good on just about everything. In addition to ají preparado and ají criollo, ají con chochos y queso is another favorite on mine. Although my love for all things spicy developed at a latter stage of my life, my love for chochos runs deep. You’re probably asking, what in the world are chochos (choh-chohs)? We’ll get there; just be patient.
On occasions, my abuelita used to do the grocery shopping for us – mostly because she felt that sometimes her granddaughter wasn’t eating properly. See, the thing is I am a small person. When I was a kid, I was tiny, short and skinny – and not much has changed since. However, it had nothing to do with how I ate. That’s just how I was. My grandma vehemently disagreed. So she introduced me to chochos at the tender age of 6, as a way to get the proper nutrition I “so desperately needed”. Abuelita, I think I turned out just fine.