How to Make Spicy Salsa with Serrano Peppers / Cómo Hacer Salsa Picosa con Chiles Serranos

Serrano pepper salsa
One of my sisters loves spicy foods and when she visits our mother she will cook this spicy serrano peppers salsa for all my brothers. This serrano salsa is very common in La Huasteca Region of Veracruz and Tamaulipas, where it is used at breakfast or brunch time for Bocoles (a small corn dough patty mixed with beef lard and stuffed with different kinds of fillings) and over fried eggs and steaks just to mention some.

If you want to know how to make “chiles toreados”, just roast the serrano peppers until step 2 and add some drops of Soy Sauce and lemon juice then you will have “Chiles Toreados”

Ingredients for a 1-1/2 cup of salsa

  • 15 “serrano” peppers
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of chopped onion
  • About 1/2 cup of water
  • salt to taste
serrano pepper salsa recipe
1. Using a fork prick some holes into serrano peppers, doing this will help them release the steam and burst while frying them.

Note: If you live in an apartment it is a good idea to turn your kitchen fan now.
serrano pepper salsa recipe

2. Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium high heat and add the serrano peppers, roast them on the preheated pan for about 10 to 15 minutes, blister the pepper until cooked through and slightly blackened (turning occasionally to get an even roasting). Remove the peppers and put them aside to cool for a few minutes.

serrano pepper salsa recipe
3. After the serrano peppers have cooled, place them in the blender with the water and pure just for a few seconds to get a chunky consistency.

serrano pepper salsa recipe
4. Add the onion to the frying pan and cook it until transparent.

serrano pepper salsa recipe
5. Finally add the salsa and let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Add salt to taste and enjoy!

serrano pepper salsa recipe

Did you like the recipe? Please let me know in the comments section, do you have questions, or share the link with your friends. I hope you have an incredible time cooking! Provecho!

Mely Martinez, the cook at Mexico in my Kitchen!


    Si le agregas unas rebanadas de queso fresco entonces será el famoso chile de queso, lo conoces? Yo lo hago rebajado con pimientos verdes, no soy tan valiente con el chile.

    pd:Tengo la receta de bocoles en gusta usted.

  2. That looks spicy enough to tempt my Indian palate. It's only when visiting blogs like yours does one realize how little one knows about different cuisines... Mexican, in this case.

    See you around!

  3. Querida Mely, se ve riquisima la salsa...pero de miedo! Si que pica verdad? Yo creo que a mi suegro le gustaria muchisimo. Fijate que no sabia hacer chiles toreados, tengo que intentarlo. Oye queria mandarte un email pero no encontre tu direccion. Si tienes oportunidad escribeme a
    Un abrazo!

  4. I love to learn such unique dishes. I've never eaten such a thing but seems great!And it's easy, too. So why not give a try...

  5. ¡Vaya salsa!!! Y el arroz del post anterior... bueno, ya lo tengo apuntado ¡Qué recetas tan ricas tienes! Y esas explicaciones fotográficas. Seguiré navegando por aquí para degustar tu cocina. Un saludiño desde Galicia.

  6. hey there.. i just dont know wat to say.. seriously.. salsa!! :) here's something for you, hope u like it! :)

  7. Hola! Zerrin, Sid Kullar, Dietitian for Hire and Mira.

    Thank all for stopping by I do appreciate your comments. I do love to stop by your blogs.

    Mira, Thank you sista! Keep cooking that delicious food!

  8. Hola SIlvia, Nora y Cariño,

    Gracias por visitar mi blog, que ha estado un poco abandonado por motivos de salud y fallas tecnicas. :)

    Me encanta que me visiten!
    Que tengan un hermoso dia!


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