Again, I'm using only a few ingredients. Roma tomatoes can be used, but San Marzanos are awesome too.
Now, you might have seen dried peppers at the store. Pasilla peppers aren't too spicy and have a delicious smoky aroma. These will also give this salsa its distinctive color.
Take the tails off and chop. Keep the seeds.
Roughly chop your onions
Do the same with the garlic
Cut the tomatoes in 1/8s. Keep the juices.
Heat your pan to medium-high heat and add 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil.
Add the dried pasilla peppers and fry for 3-5 minutes. Be careful! You don't want to burn these. The idea is to just sear the peppers a bit to enhance the flavor. This also flavor the oil.
Add the garlic and sauté for 3 minutes.
Add the garlic and cook until the garlic has some brown spots
Here's how it should look.
Now add the tomatoes. Cook until soft.
Here's how it should look after a couple of minutes
Now, we need to add the chicken broth. If you're animal-conscious, you can use water or veggie broth, but I must admit it tastes better with the chicken one.
Add to the pan
Raise the heat to high
When it start boiling, lower the heat and let the salsa simmer for 10 minutes
After that time, remove from the heat and let it cool for 15 minutes
Put into the blender
Blend until you can't see any pieces floating. It needs to be fully blended.
Voila! Pasilla salsa. Enjoy!
- 3.0 Medium Tomatoes
- 1.0 Medium Onion
- 8.0 Garlic Cloves
- 6.0 Pasilla Peppers
- 1.0c Chicken Broth
- Salt to taste