Grilled Chile de Arbol Salsa, Smoky Goodness

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Grilled Chile de Arbol Salsa, Smoky Goodness
Grilled Chile de Arbol Salsa, Smoky Goodness

The grilled chile de arbol salsa is another Mexican homemade sauce that we use to garnish almost everything. I am not going to lie the grilled chile de arbol salsa is spicy and is intended to be smoky and tasty but not overwhelmingly hot due to the spicy kick that the chiles de árbol provide.

Chile de árbol also called birds beak and rats tail
Chile de árbol also called bird’s beak and rat’s tail

The chile de árbol is a small and potent pepper also known as bird’s beak and rat’s tail. The heat index of this pepper is between 15,000 and up to 30,000 Scoville units. Compared against the jalapeño which is 2,500 up to 5,000 Scoville units this chile de arbol is a hot pepper. The chile de arbol is native to Mexico and closely related to the cayenne chile and the Pequin chile.

We Mexican’s love our hot peppers because we used them to condiment the food and to add additional notes of flavor to the dishes we eat.

Salsa de Chile de Arbol Asada

Grilled Chile de Arbol Salsa

Chef Adriana Martin
The grilled chile de arbol salsa. A spicy but tasty sauce to garnish meats and to drizzle on tacos or anything your taste buds would desire.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Sauces, preserves
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Servings 3 cups
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup chile de arbol cleaned and roasted
  • 6 tomatillos cleaned and grilled
  • 3 roma tomatoes cleaned and grilled
  • 2 garlic cloves roasted
  • 1 tablespoon corn oil
  • 1 teaspoon seas salt
  • 1/2 cup boiling water

Instructions
 

  • Clean the tomatillos and the chiles de arbol removing the stem.
  • Prepare the grill and grill the tomatoes and the tomatillos
  • Roast the garlic cloves and the chiles de arbol using corn oil.
  • Place all ingredients in a pan and add boiling water. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes and blend.
  • Pour the sauce in a serving bowl or preserve using the canning technique.

Notes

Can substitute the chiles de arbol for Japanese hot peppers.
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And this grilled chile de arbol salsa is a great addition to our table. It is very common to have available two or three different hot sauces when serving a meal.

The Grilled Chile de Arbol Salsa is perfect for canning
The Grilled Chile de Arbol Salsa is perfect for canning

Those can be pico de gallo or salsa mexicana, a chunky salsa make with fresh tomatoes, onion, jalapeños and cilantro. Other salsa commonly served is the green avocado salsa with tomatillos. Earthy and creamy, pairs nicely with many foods. Like sopes, quesadillas and rice. Tomatillo salsa verde made with serrano peppers and tomatillos, this one never fails in my table. Chipotle salsa for tacos and for cooking guisados. And the grilled chile de arbol salsa. A spicy but tasty sauce to garnish meats and to drizzle on tacos or anything your taste buds would like.

The chile de arbol peppers are very popular in the Jalisco, Sinaloa and Nayarit cuisines. They use this hot peppers to make a vinegar base hot sauce that is used on almost everything. Like tortas ahogadas, ceviche, seafood tostadas and much more.

This grilled chile de arbol salsa is made in many different ways
This grilled chile de arbol salsa is made in many different ways

This grilled chile de arbol salsa is made in many different ways. Roasting the tomatoes, combined with tomatillos, boiling and even frying. Everyone has their own technique.

But we decided to use the grilling technique to roast the roma tomatoes and the tomatillos. And then frying the dried chile de arbol for a smoky taste.

The grilled chile de arbol salsa. A spicy but tasty sauce to garnish meats and to drizzle on tacos or anything your tastebuds would desire
The grilled chile de arbol salsa. A spicy but tasty sauce to garnish meats and to drizzle on tacos or anything your tastebuds would desire

Follow the step by step instructions on the video above.

Happy eats!

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swathi

Roasted tomatilo and veggies with charred chili arbol will be delicious. We make it also to make sauce. Yes red chili and onion roasted in hot gril and made sauce with little coconut oil . My grandma’ on the go sauce to eat some thing.

Priya Srinivasan

Wow love the array of sauces you have mentioned here! This looks fab! Wish I could find some tomatillos to make this yumm sauce 😍

Kylee

I love fresh salsa, especially ones with such complex and deep flavors. This is definitely one to try!

Marisa Franca

Oh, yes indeed , we like our hot sauces. Homemade is the best and they make such a difference to dishes. Your salsa looks and sounds amazing. Will definitely make it.

Whitney

Yeah this is my kind of recipe! With simple ingredients and I love a spicy kick any day! The choices to pair this with are endless.. thanks for the recipe!

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