Salsa Negra with Chipotle

Source: Food & Wine by Rick Bayless

What’s my inspiration?

Surprise, surprise…another food and wine magazine recipe. The only reason I actually made this was so I could make Shrimp with Spicy Chipotle Tomato Sauce. Turns out, it made more than I needed for that recipe and the extra sauce was UNREAL when added to ground beef for taco’s or as a steak marinade.  Next time, I plan to double or triple this recipe, freeze it in ice cube trays and use it whenever I want.  Give it a whirl, its fab!

This can be made and refrigerated for up to 5 days.

What you need:

  • 3/4 cup chipotles in adobo sauce (from a 7-ounce can)
  • 1 tablespoon molasses, preferably unsulfured
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

What you do:

  • In a blender, combine the chipotle chiles with the molasses, balsamic vinegar, dark brown sugar and 1/4 cup of the water. Blend until the mixture is smooth.
  • Strain the sweet chipotle puree through a fine strainer into a small saucepan, pressing on the solids with a spatula to extract as much of the puree as possible.
  • Simmer the chipotle sauce over moderately low heat, stirring frequently with a heatproof rubber spatula, until it is very thick, pasty and reduced to 3/4 cup, about 20 minutes. Remove the salsa from the heat. Stir in the soy sauce and remaining 1/4 cup of water. Serve the salsa negra hot or at room temperature.

2 thoughts on “Salsa Negra with Chipotle

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