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Irma’s Red Enchilada Sauce (Salsa De Chile Rojo) Recipe

September 18th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , , , , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. 5dried pasilla peppers
  2. 5dried ancho chilesor dried New Mexico chiles
  3. 2cupsboiling water
  4. 2cupstomato sauce(My recipe # 76752)
  5. 2clovesgarlic, minced
  6. 1/4cupoil
  7. 3/4teaspoonkosher salt
  8. 1teaspoon crumbledMexican oregano
  9. 1/2teaspoon wholecumin seeds, grind fresh with oregano

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place chiles on a wire cooling rack on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast 4-5 minutes, NO MORE THEY”LL TURN BITTER!
  4. Let them cool to touch.
  5. Cut tops off, split in two with a sharp knife.
  6. Remove seeds and vains, the soft part that holds the seeds.
  7. Cover with boiling water, let steep an hour.
  8. Remove each half to a platter and scrape the pulp with the edge of a spoon. After handling chiles wash your hands with warm water and baking soda to nutralize the chile juice. It’s an acid. You can safely wash your eyes too.
  9. Combine all ingredients including the water in a sauce pan.
  10. Bring to a simmer, simmer for 15 minutes.
  11. Stirring occasionly.

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