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Salsa Costena

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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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45 m servings 23
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 cup)


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  1. 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.
  2. Place tomatillos in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook 5 minutes, remove from heat and drain.
  3. Place chile peppers, tomatillos and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
  4. Transfer chile pepper mixture to a medium bowl. Mix in onion, cilantro and salt. Chill in the refrigerator until serving.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 23 calories; 0.5 4.6 1 0 151 Full nutrition

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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 peppe...

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.