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Black Sauce made with Chipotle Chiles

Source: The Mexican Gourmet
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Active Time:  5 Minutes
Total Time:  15 Minutes
  Makes 2 cups
This sauce, which is also known as salsa de chile seco, is a specialty of Veracruz, where chipotle chiles are called chile seco (dry chiles). It is delicious with dishes such as Infladas de Frijol, but it is very spicy, so watch out.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
8 oz chipotle chiles
1 cup water
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
6 tablespoons vegetable oil
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DIRECTIONS
Toast the chiles on a hot comal or cast-iron griddle, then soak them in hot water until soft. Remove the seeds and veins. Puree the chiles in a blender with the garlic and a little fresh water to make a thick paste. Add the salt.


Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the sauce, stirring regularly, until it bubbles. Allow to cool.


Serve at room temperature in a bowl. It will keep in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days.


Serving Size = 1 Tablespoon


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Russell. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 2 cups
Calories: 26
Sodium: 37mg
% Cal. from Fat: 104%
Fat. Total: 3g
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