Description: Just another classic salsa. Chile de arbol is a very potent, hot chili. They are bright red in color with green stalks. Some times a substitute for Cayenne pepper. This is a very authentic salsa, simple to make. Goes great on just about everything. For lovers of very very hot salsas!
- 24 chiles de arbol
- 1 garlic clove
- 1/4 cup white onion, diced
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 teaspoons oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Sweat the onions, garlic clove (whole, no skin), and chiles in oil over medium heat.
- Be careful not to burn the chiles.
- When the chiles are pliable and slightly browned and the onions and garlic are softened, transfer them to a blender.
- Add 1/4 cup of water and puree.
- When it stops making progress, add another 1/4 cup of water and continue to puree.
- When it appears to be fully blended, add the final 1/4 cup of water and the salt and puree, stopping to scrape down the sides until the salsa is as smooth as possible.
- Makes about 3/4 cup.
Preparation time: 20 minute(s)
Number of servings (yield): 4