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Cascabel Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 10 cascabel peppers halved with stems removed, keep seeds
  • 3 roma tomatoes sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro optional
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat a lightly-oiled heavy frying pan to medium high heat. A cast iron skillet works best, but any heavy frying pan will do.
  • Blacken the tomatoes. Place the roma tomato slices into the frying pan and let them fry for approximately 3 minutes without disturbing the slices. Then flip and fry for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Remove the tomatoes from the pan, and place the cascabel peppers in the skillet, cut side down. Fry the peppers for 2 to 3 seconds, then remove quickly. You don't want them to burn.
  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and pulse blend for approximately 10 seconds, until the salsa reaches a coarsely smooth texture. Add salt, to taste.
  • Serve immediately, or for the best flavors, refrigerate the salsa for 4 to 6 hours to allow the flavors to fully combine.