The guaje is a type of shrub of the Leguminosae family, it is not too big and is originally from Mexico. It grows in the southern states and in the center of the republic. These shrubs are known as “guasch" in the northern part of the state of Puebla and in some parts of Veracruz. The guasch bears fruits in the form of a pod, from which seeds are obtained that are used to prepare this salsa.
The taste of the guasch seeds is curious because they have a bitter touch and they leave a sensation of sweetness. Although as good Mexican salsa more ingredients are used, which are going to reduce the guasch seeds’ flavor but they also complement it with a spicy and fresh touch.
The guasch salsa can be used to give a touch of seasoning to different dishes. It is magnificent to put to typical appetizers from Puebla like tlacoyos, Puebla style rice, gorditas, cemitas, etc.
About the Recipe
This preparation is a little tedious because the guasch seeds have to be remove from their pods but everything is easy to make.
To make the recipe guasch seeds are used which are sold in pods. If you are lucky and find the guasch seeds, without pods, you have to buy 10.5 oz.