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Dried Chile Peppers Preparing

Dried Chiles require a little preparation in order to make them usable in a recipe.

Dried Chile Peppers Preparing Step 1


First, wash chiles and cut off the stem.
Dried Chile Peppers Preparing Step 2


Slit the chiles lengthwise and remove the seeds and veins.
Dried Chile Peppers Preparing Step 3


Preheat a griddle or small saucepan over a medium heat.

Roast the chiles on both sides very lightly. Ensure not to burn them as this will produce an acrid taste.
Dried Chile Peppers Preparing Step 4


Next, allow the chiles to soak in hot water for 20 to 30 minutes.

Drain chiles and then grind into a paste in a blender.
Dried Chile Peppers Preparing Step 5
Pass them through a wire mesh strainer to remove any bits of skin.



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