Salsa Roja
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Category: Basics
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 1 cup
  • 4 cups Water
  • 10 New Mexico chilli pods
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  1. Bring water to a boil in a medium size pot
  2. In the meantime, remove stems and seeds off the chiles and rinse under cold water to remove dirt
  3. Add chiles to boiling water. Remove from heat immediately and let it sit for 5 minutes or until skins are soft. Remove chiles from water and reserve both
  4. Blend the chiles, 1 cup of the reserved water, garlic and salt until smooth. Add more water if necessary. The sauce should not be watery.
  5. Heat oil in a medium size pan. Strain chile mixture into the pot and sauté for a couple minutes. Bring to a boil and adjust for seasoning. Remove from heat and reserve for your dish
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