• If you use really hot (picante) chiles then care must be taken in introducing them to the blender. I first put 1 tomato in the blender with the tomato paste to buffer the habanero peppers. I caused an emergency evacuation of the kitchen (with coughing people) by first putting in the peppers and hitting the blend button - oops. After getting the hot peppers tamed down put in the rest of ingredients and chop (at least on my blender that is a nice slow button so as not to end up with just chile paste - a little chunkiness is nice.)



I guess you could saute the onions and garlic beforehand to tame down their potential for monster breath, but I like to eat lots of this stuff and am probably not inviting company regardless. Also I rather like the fresh tangy taste of raw garlics and onions anyway. Not recommended before social engagements.

30 Minute, Appetizers, Basic, Sauces, Vegetable, Vegetarian
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