Xni-Pec Salsa

"Xni-Pec is Mayan for dog's nose, so be prepared for a wet nose after tasting this fiery concoction! From Chile Pepper Magazine."
 
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Ready In:
40mins
Ingredients:
5
Yields:
1/2 cup
Serves:
8
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directions

  • Combine all the ingredients.
  • Let sit for 30 minutes at room temperature and serve!

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Reviews

  1. Elaniemay
    My Dh said it should be called the dogs bite! Flavorful and HOT! I made the mistake of not wearing gloves though and I am paying for it! Made for ZWT8
     
  2. Chocolatl
    In the Mayan language, Xni pec means "dog's nose." For authenticity, if you don't have sour orange juice, use two parts lime juice to one part regular orange juice. I also agree with the other poster--this is mainly intended as an accompaniment to a main dish rather than as a chip dip. Watch yourself--it's HOT!
     
  3. dietitian
    My sister lived in the Yucatan. When she came back to Canada she made it with fresh orange juice and white wine vinegar instead of sweet orange lime. She also does one with sour orange and cabbage tomato that is pretty amazing. Has anyone else tried the cabbage in salsa? Better than you would think!
     
  4. Cooking for Pleasure
    I'd say that 4 Habaneros are plenty enough, 6 is a little intense. Overall though I loved this recipe and was very happy to find it after returning from Playa Del Carmen & having it all over the place there.
     
  5. Lumberjackie
    I got hooked on xni-pec salsa while traveling in Mexico, and this is spot-on. I couldn't find habaneros, so I used Jamaican hot peppers. They're less spicy than habaneros, but the results were still very hot. I followed Chocolatl's advice and used 2 parts lime juice, 1 part orange juice. I also doubled the onion. I use this as a condiment rather than a dip for chips. I served it with black beans and rice. Thanks for a great recipe!
     
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