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We all have recipes that give us a lot of play
and they let us improvise a meal in a short time and in an unexpected way. Well this paste could be a very good example.
Imagine that you have some stuffed chilies and some peanut paste is added as part of the filling. In first place a 180º turn will be given to the dish and some fabulous flavors will be obtained
. However this paste has another modality because it can also be used as salsa
– that can be put to a chicken
, duck, pork
, vegetables, etc. The dishes will change so much that it will be difficult to remember its original version.
This peanut paste is a very spicy condiment, that combines few ingredients and it is a concentrated, potent and interesting mixture.
About the Recipe
- To make this recipe you won’t have any problem.
- The peanuts that are used in the recipe have to be peeled and unsalted.
- This paste is prepared with arbol pepper, which is very spicy. Depending on your hotness tolerance you can adjust the quantity of chilies that are used.
- We suggest using apple cider vinegar in the preparation because it gives a delicious fruity touch to the peanut paste.
- In just 25 minutes your paste will be ready.
- The recipe is for 3 cups.
1 cup of Peanuts (8.8 oz)
4 Arbol Peppers (.3 oz)
1 Garlic clove (.1 oz)
2/3 of a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar (5.7 fl oz)
4 tablespoons of Olive Oil
1/4 tablespoon of Salt
1 Frying Pan
1 Measuring Cup
Roast some Ingredients
- Put on a griddle over medium heat 1 cup of peanuts and roast them for about 8 minutes, until they are moderately roasted; stir regularly.
- Transfer from the griddle to a blender the peanuts that were roasted, then reserve.
- Put on the griddle over low heat 4 arbol peppers and roast them for about 2 minutes, until all their sides are lightly roasted; move them regularly.
||Don’t roast the chilies for a long time because its flavor becomes bitter.
Blend and Fry All the Ingredients
- Transfer form the griddle to the blender the arbol peppers that were roasted and reserve.
- Add in the blender, along with the other ingredients:
- 1 Garlic clove.
- 2/3 of a cup of Apple Cider Vinegar.
- 3/4 of a cup of Water (6.3 fl oz).
- 1/4 tablespoon of Salt.
- Blend very well the ingredients, then reserve.
||If you have problems while blending the ingredients, blend them in parts and each time the ingredients are blended clean the blades of the blender.
- Heat in a frying pan over medium heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil.
- Pour in the frying pan the mixture that was blended and fry it for about 12 minutes, until it is moderately fried and acquires a darker color; stir regularly.
The Spicy and Tasty
If you want to use the peanut paste as salsa
just dilute it with a bit of chicken stock.
Another basic recipe of the Mexican cuisine
, that is used in many dishes, is the achiote paste.
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