Chile Morita Salsa

"Some friends sent me some morita chiles (dried chipotles, basically) from their travels in Texas and Mexico, so I looked up recipes and found this one courtesy of seriouseats.com. Very simple (3 ingredients + a bit of water!) and *way* delicious! If you can't find moritas, you can substitute chipotles. We served as a dip for chips, but the poster recommends it both as a marinade and a topping for beef -- got to try that next!"
 
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Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
4
Serves:
6-8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Take the moritas and cook them in a hot dry cast-iron skillet until they inflate and start to pop a little (about two minutes). Into the cast-iron skillet, pour water over the chiles, turn off the heat, and allow them to soften and become plumper, which will take about half an hour.
  • Meanwhile, stir the whole tomatillos in another skillet until they blister and black spots appear. Immediately transfer them to a blender. Place the garlic, moritas and a pinch of salt in the blender, and puree until smooth. It will be a deep red color with lots of seeds.

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Reviews

  1. Chef susan from San
    I would give this 10 stars I make the same salsa but with Chile De Arbol this is so much better what a flavor!! thank you so much for posting I added more garlic but I am a garlic addict
     
  2. ZFrank
    This is the best thing I have ever made!!! Love the flavor of dried chiles and now I can have it in a salsa whenever I want!! Thank you!!!
     
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I only came to cooking in my 50s, when we moved home to a tiny town with only a few restaurants. I'm always on the hunt for easy, flavorful recipes (often ethnic cuisines), and I'm always ready to try something new and different! In cold weather I gravitate to stews, soups, and casseroles of the not-too-heavy kind; in hot weather I love a salad or cold soup. Partly because of my husband's diabetes (I'm borderline) and partly out of indolence, baking is not my thing.
 
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