Sauces & Seasonings
Chef Heidi Allison
2 Guajillo Chiles stems and seeds removed
1 pound Tomatillo 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''.
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!