Sauces & Seasonings
About 5 cups
Chef Heidi Allison
From the Author, Heidi Allison:
The secret ingredient in this salsa is the cloves, which impart a haunting note. This salsa needs to be chilled overnight to fully develop its complex flavor. An exquisite salsa for soft chicken or beef tacos—one of my favorites!
2 Guajillo Chiles, stems and seeds removed
1 pound tomatillos, husks removed and rinsed (about 20 tomatillos)
15 De Arbol Chiles, toasted
1 large clove organic garlic
3 black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 whole cloves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
In a 2-quart pot, put the Guajillo chiles and tomatillos. Add enough water to just cover (about 3 cups). Cook until the tomatillos are soft. Remove from heat and cool.
Put the chiles and tomatillos into a blender and blend until smooth. Add the remainder of the ingredients, and blend until smooth. Chill overnight to let the flavors ''marry''.