Plated + Served: On The Tenth Day of Christmas...

We've only got two days to go as we continue counting down the 12 Days of Christmas, and today Mama’s here to tell you: The Lords are a-Leaping!

Why? Because of this spicy salsa!

It’s a real eye-opener (especially at breakfast) because it’s made with dried arbol chilies, which have a beautiful deep red color, but are searing hotArbol chilies are 2 to 3-inches long with a pointed tip. You can buy them fresh, dried or powdered.

Don’t forget, a little bit of this salsa goes a long way… that’s what keeps the Lords a-leaping!

 Arbol Chile Salsa

prep: 10 minutes
cook: 20 minutes

you’ll need…
15 dried arbol chiles
¼ cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, finely minced
1 (12-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
½ teaspoon salt

let's get to it...
Toast the chiles in a large sauté pan over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes, shaking the pan often to keep them from burning; remove from heat and cool.
Remove the stems from the top of the chile and place in a blender container. Add the chopped onion, garlic, crushed tomatoes and salt. Pulse for 1 minute or until salsa is almost smooth.
Pour the salsa into the skillet and simmer for 15 minutes. Serve hot or cold.

cooking know how: use gloves when handling the chiles.


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