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Toasted Chile de Arbol Salsa

Author Vianney Rodriguez


  • 1 ounce arbol chiles about 40, stemmed
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound tomatillos husked, rinsed and cut in half
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add chiles and garlic and toast, stirring often until chiles are toasted and darker in color about 1 – 2 minutes.
  3. Once chiles and garlic have toasted remove from skillet.
  4. Return pan to heat and add olive oil.
  5. Once oil has heated through add tomatillos and saute until caramelized, about 3 minutes.
  6. To a blender add toasted chiles, toasted garlic (peeled), tomatillos and 1 cup water.
  7. Blend until smooth and season with salt and pepper.