Quick Dried Chile Salsa

Walking around my local grocery store I see a special for dried Mexican chiles. I’m assuming they were on special because not many people in this midwestern town know how to work with such an ingredient. In any case I took a bag home to see what I could do with it.

The first thing I noticed about these chiles is how fragrant they were. Quick tip about chiles: not all chiles are spicy and you can actually smell if they are hot (picante, hay caramba! You get me?). The fiery odor of a spicy chile will sting your nose; these chiles didn’t have that. Instead they had another spicy aroma, it was fragrant, rich and kind of nutty. These New Mexico Dried Chile pods which turned out to yield a DELICIOUS salsa that added a rich flavor to every dish. And it was very easy to make. With a good chile all you really need are small additives to bring out the taste.

Dried Chile Salsa

4 New Mexico dried chile pods

4oz cooked chile broth

2 tbsp garlic

Salt to taste (about .5 tsp)

Cook chiles in boiling water. Place chiles and some of the broth in a blender. Add garlic and salt. Blend until smooth. PUT ON EVERYTHING!

One thought on “Quick Dried Chile Salsa

  1. Pingback: Meal Batch- Shaved Chicken, Roasted Sriracha Green Beans and Buttercup Squash | 321pounds

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s