How to Cook Pasilla Salsa

You may have stumbled across dried peppers at your local grocery store. You can use these to make delicious salsas. This is a template that can be used with any type of dried pepper. Enjoy!

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How to Cook Pasilla Salsa Recipe
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Again, I'm using only a few ingredients. Roma tomatoes can be used, but San Marzanos are awesome too.

Again, I'm using only a few ingredients. Roma tomatoes can be used, but San Marzanos are awesome too.

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Now, you might have seen dried peppers at the store. Pasilla peppers aren't too spicy and have a delicious smoky aroma. These will also give this salsa its distinctive color.

Now, you might have seen dried peppers at the store. Pasilla peppers aren't too spicy and have a delicious smoky aroma. These will also give this salsa its distinctive color.

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Take the tails off and chop. Keep the seeds.

Take the tails off and chop. Keep the seeds.

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Roughly chop your onions

Roughly chop your onions

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Do the same with the garlic

Do the same with the garlic

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Cut the tomatoes in 1/8s. Keep the juices.

Cut the tomatoes in 1/8s. Keep the juices.

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Heat your pan to medium-high heat and add 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil.

Heat your pan to medium-high heat and add 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil.

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Add the dried pasilla peppers and fry for 3-5 minutes. Be careful! You don't want to burn these. The idea is to just sear the peppers a bit to enhance the flavor. This also flavor the oil.

Add the dried pasilla peppers and fry for 3-5 minutes. Be careful! You don't want to burn these. The idea is to just sear the peppers a bit to enhance the flavor. This also flavor the oil.

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Add the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes.

Add the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes.

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Add the garlic and cook until the garlic has some brown spots

Add the garlic and cook until the garlic has some brown spots

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Almost there....

Almost there....

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Here's how it should look.

Here's how it should look.

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Now add the tomatoes. Cook until soft.

Now add the tomatoes. Cook until soft.

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Here's how it should look after a couple of minutes

Here's how it should look after a couple of minutes

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Now, we need to add the chicken broth. If you're animal-conscious, you can use water or veggie broth, but I must admit it tastes better with the chicken one.

Now, we need to add the chicken broth. If you're animal-conscious, you can use water or veggie broth, but I must admit it tastes better with the chicken one.

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Add to the pan

Add to the pan

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Raise the heat to high

Raise the heat to high

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When it start boiling, lower the heat and let the salsa simmer for 10 minutes

When it start boiling, lower the heat and let the salsa simmer for 10 minutes

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After that time, remove from the heat and let it cool for 15 minutes

After that time, remove from the heat and let it cool for 15 minutes

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Put into the blender

Put into the blender

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Top shot!

Top shot!

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Blend until you can't see any pieces floating. It needs to be fully blended.

Blend until you can't see any pieces floating. It needs to be fully blended.

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Voila! Pasilla salsa. Enjoy!

Voila! Pasilla salsa. Enjoy!

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