This exciting salsa is bursting with flavor! If costeno chile peppers are not available, try substituting de arbol peppers -- they work just as well! This spicy salsa is great with fish, meat or chicken.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 cup
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium iron skillet over medium high heat, cook the costeno amarillo chile peppers, stirring constantly, until dark brown. Do not allow peppers to burn. Remove from heat and set aside.

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  • Place tomatillos in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes, remove from heat and drain.

  • Place chile peppers, tomatillos and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.

  • Transfer chile pepper mixture to a medium bowl. Mix in onion, cilantro and salt. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Nutrition Facts

23 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 4.6g; fat 0.5g; sodium 151.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
This worked great on chicken and no doubt it will work as well on burgers tacos as a dip or on cream cheese with tortilla chips. The gentle amount of heat from the costeno amarillo chile peppers made for a smooth salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2015
This worked great on chicken and no doubt it will work as well on burgers tacos as a dip or on cream cheese with tortilla chips. The gentle amount of heat from the costeno amarillo chile peppers made for a smooth salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2015
Amazingly good. I used this on fajitas and enchiladas. I have no doubt it would be good on just about anything. Add a squeeze of lime for a refreshing kick. Thank you for the recipe. Read More