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BLOODY MARY GUAJILLO SALSA
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Makes: about 2 cups
Traditional “fried” chile salsa meets a favorite brunch-time cocktail. This saucy salsa is slightly sweet and spicy with the punch of a bloody Mary, backed up by flavorful guajillo chiles. A perfect pairing with your favorite Mexican lager beer.
15 guajillo chiles, stemmed and seeded
¼ medium white onion, roughly chopped (about 1 cup)
1 medium tomato, stemmed and halved
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cloves garlic
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 tablespoons vodka
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Celery leaves for garnish
Celery sticks, tortilla or vegetables chips for serving
- Combine the chiles and onions in a medium saucepan and cover with water.
- Bring to a simmer and cook until the chiles are tender, about 20 minutes.
- Drop the tomato in about 5 minutes before the chiles are done.
- Strain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
- Put the cooked vegetables, the reserved 1 cup of cooking liquid, the vinegar, sugar, garlic and 1 teaspoon salt in a blender, and then puree until very smooth.
- Pour the chili-tomato mixture into a mesh strainer set over a medium bowl. Use a rubber spatula to help push the mixture through until only the chili and tomato skins remain in the strainer. Discard them.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the strained chili-tomato mixture and cook, stirring and scraping up the bottom frequently, until thick, about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the horseradish, vodka, Worcestershire and some salt.
- Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Garnish with celery leaves and a swirl of horseradish. Serve with celery sticks or chips.
Also try Charred Tomatillo Margarita Salsa.Two Mexican party favorites are combined in this delicious green salsa.
Courtesy of Food Network.com