Ancho Chile Puree

         Yield: 1 Servings
Categories: Seasonings

Dried chile Anchos Hot water Recipe By: Annie Somerville in "Fields of Greens" Preheat the oven to 350 F. Roast the chiles on an ungreased baking sheet until they puff up and smell toasty, about 5 minutes. Pull the chiles apart at the stem end and remove the stem (and the seeds, if you so desire). Place the chiles in a small bowl and cover with hot water, allowing them to soak for 15 to 20 minutes. Place the chiles in a blender or food processor; add a small amount of the soaking liquid and process to a smooth puree, adding more liquid if needed. The puree will keep in the refrigerator for as long as several weeks. Serving Ideas : Add to sauces for heat and a dark, almost musty flavor. Ancho chiles are dried poblanos, available in Mexican speciality stores. CHILE-HEADS ARCHIVES From the Chile-Heads recipe list. Downloaded from Glen's MM Recipe Archive, http://www.erols.com/hosey.