Help me replicate this smooth, spicy salsa
October 7, 2012 6:52 PM Subscribe
How can I replicate this amazing smooth, spicy salsa when all I can find are chunky salsa recipes?
posted by rhiannonstone to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
I've got my chunky salsa technique down pat, but I'd like to start experimenting with smoother, pureed salsas--less the kind you get a Chevy's or in a Tostito's jar, and more the kind on the table with the chips at the taqueria 'round the corner. I've particularly fallen in love with one from a local farmers' market vendor that looks like simple tomato puree, but gets a complex, spicy flavor from several different kinds of chiles, including cayenne, wax, and habanero peppers. I know the ingredients for this salsa because they're on the label, but don't have the slightest clue where to start with proportions, or whether the chiles used are fresh or dried or both, or whether or not it's cooked.
Sadly, my Google-fu fails me and almost all the recipes I've found online are for chunky salsa, and almost none of the recipes I've found actually include chiles other than jalapeno. Do you have a favorite recipe for smooth salsa including fresh or dried chiles? Or can you help me figure out how to better search for recipes I can start playing around with?