Although the pequin pepper is apparently known by almost all the Mexicans, the vast majority has only tasted it in its commercial version of chili powder in snacks, candies, beverages and in the famous salad in a glass. However the pequin pepper in the salsa version, that one almost nobody knows it.
Well first let’s talk a little about the pequin pepper – is a small chili that grows in a shrub, it can be used in its fresh or dried version and is very spicy. Now the pequin pepper salsa is a liquid salsa that is spicy, fresh and it has a very special flavor.
This recipe comes to us from San Luis Potosi and Queretaro, where historically it was used to accompany the traditional dishes of the Pames – an indigenous town settled in the Huasteca since Prehispanic times. Nowadays the salsa can be used in tostadas, beans, grilled steak, cecina, tacos, etc.
About the Recipe
In this preparation you have to work a bit and is not complicated.
In this salsa the pequin peppers have to be used in their dried version.
The salsa is very spicy and if you want to diminish the spiciness, you will have to reduce the number of pequin peppers that are used in the preparation.
To prepare the recipe a maximum of 15 minutes are needed.