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Fried Serrano Chile Salsa
(Salsa de Chile Serrano Frito)

Serrano chiles give this Mexican sauce its bite and light green color. Use it on warm tortillas or grilled meats.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Fry chiles until blistered, about 3 minutes. Remove chiles from oil. Cool chiles and chile oil completely.
  2. Line a large skillet with foil; heat over medium heat. Add onion and cook until softened and blacked in spots, about 5 minutes per side. Cool.
  3. Cut stems off chiles. Combine chiles, onion, garlic, salt and 2 tablespoons chile oil in blender; chop finely. With blender running, slowly drizzle in remaining chile oil and blend until thick.
  4. Can be made 1 day ahead; cover and chill.

Yield: about 3/4 cup

Source: Bon Appetit, May 2003


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