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Spicy sauce with Arbol Pepper and Oil know as “Salsa Macha” and the Fresh Serrano “Salsa Macha”

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If you or someone at home loves a true fiery condiment, you have found your match. This is a very hot sauce. Hence the name “Salsa Macha”.  I have tried 2 different versions with the same name, one in the State of Veracruz, where it is made using dried chipotle peppers and occasionally  with the addition of peanuts. But this sauce is more common in the State of Michoacán where they use Arbol Peppers. One of my sisters likes spicy sauces and she adds sesame seeds to this sauce.  If you follow the process you will see that this salsa is very similar to the Szechuan Hot Pepper Oil.  I like to use just a few drops on meats or over scramble eggs.
It last for weeks in your refrigerator.

Ingredients:


1 Ounce of Arbol Peppers                                                                                                                                 
1/3 Cup of  vegetable oil
1 Large clove of garlic or 2 small ones
Sea Salt to taste

Instructions:


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1. With the help of your kitchen scissors cut off the stems and  remove the seeds from the peppers.
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2. Heat the oil at a medium heat in a large skillet.
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3. Place the Arbol Peppers and lightly toast them with quick movements to avoid burning them. Tilt the skillet to separated the peppers from the oil. If you decide to double the amount of peppers toast the peppers  in batches.
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4. Place the peppers over paper towels or a strainer until they are completely cool. Place in your blender or food processor with the garlic and some salt to taste.
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5. Process for a few seconds just to crush the peppers and place in a glass jar. Add some of the leftover oil to cover the mixture and it is ready to eat. It taste better the next day and the good part is that you can make as much as you want since it last a long time in the fridge.

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When in a hurry and in need of a hot salsa great for grilled meats or just to spicy up your dish this is a quick fix.
NOTE: More than a recipe this is just a procedure

Ingredients:


Grab some 6 or 8  Serrano Peppers chopped.
1/2 cup of chopped cilantro
2 small garlic cloves
Salt to taste
1/4 cup of water

Instructions:


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1. Place all  ingredients  in your blender, process until smooth and you are done. Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water in case it needs more.

Yes, Just one step. And you have a fresh  spicy salsa that will last a couple of days in an airtight container in your fridge.

Provecho!

Mely
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37 comments:

  1. Hi Mely. Now you are talking my kind of language. I love chili, the hotter the better. Que delicioso!! Thanks Mely and you always have everything look so nice. Have a great weekend.

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  2. This salsa Macha looks awesome. I love spicy condiments. going to try soon.

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  3. What a beautiful color. I like it spicy, but my husband can't take the heat. This might just do the trick, I can add a couple of drops to mine!

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  4. Uy, pero picantita esta salsita :) Y si indudablemente habra que probarla! Yo nunca he hecho una salsa de mexico caserita, asi que tu receta me da las ganas para aventurarme y hacerla.

    Besotes, Mely

    Aldy.

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  5. That's some heat I'd love to pack. Fantastic! It just looks fantastically hot in that pan.

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  6. Salsa macha? So that's what it's called, I never knew it had a name.

    I'm going to make green salsa macha tonight, and add lots of asian spices. My son has been complaining that my wing sauce isn't hot enough. This should hold him for a while.

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  7. Mely, eso tiene que ser ¡la bomba! Literalmente. Jajaja. Pero, como tú dices, una gotita aquí y allá sobre determinados platos, los hace mucho más sabrosos. Desde luego, con tus fotos dan ganas de ponerse a hacerla ¡ya! Muchas gracias por las recetas y la técnica.

    Besos,
    Nikk

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  8. Mely, que casualidad! La semana pasada una de mis primas preparo esta salsa y la compartió con migo; la salsa macha roja. Yo no sabia que se llamaba así. Mi prima es de Jalisco y la preparo igual que tú; me gusto mucho. Tu salsa verde se ve fresquecita y deliciosa, la voy a probar muy pronto.
    Besos.

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  9. O,such deliciousness!Spicey is my middle name,I'll be trying BOTH of these!Thank you!

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  10. Mely siiiii! que rico y hay que ser muy MACHA para ponerle a nuestra comida jajaja El chile de árbol es muy picante... yo hago una salsa así pero le pongo parte de chile guajillo,igual procedimiento.

    Besos

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  11. Oh yeah, thats what I'm talking about. "salsa Macha." mmm con huevos con chorizo.

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  12. Estas salsitas infantables, Mely! que ricas! hay tantas salsitas en México que cada una tiene un sabor especial
    besitos

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  13. Hola Mely

    Esta salsa en realidad es deliciosa, me encanta!!! me la han dado cuando compro tacos de arrachera... mmmm

    Gracias!

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  14. Hot, hot, hot! I can almost smell those red chiles from here! Both of these sound really good, Mely!

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  15. Mely ,

    You can substitute caraway seeds with cumin seeds, it wont affect that much of the flavor.

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  16. The colors are just beautiful, Mely! I'm not sure if I could take very much of the heat..except in drops...but this would be absolutely perfect for my stepdad. He amazes me with his tolerance for heat. I could use this process with a less spicy pepper, couldn't I? Thanks for sharing your beautiful recipes! Have a wonderful week!

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  17. my goodness, that is sure to pack a punch!! But I think adding chillies always gives the food a little kick and makes you enjoy the food

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  18. La primera(roja) se me antojo barbaro, lastima que no puedo comer cosas muy picantes, me provocan ataques de hipo y se me cierra el exofago, simplemente no naci con el paladar a prueba del picante, como debe de ser, asi que a veces me conformo con comer los remedos de salsa que a veces preparo. Pero esta genial para prepararsela a mi esposo, le encata lo picante.

    Saludos Mely :)

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  19. ufff, uffff, esto sí que pica... hasta acá huele!!!mmm... qué rico, me encantan estas salsas, en Zamora las venden con papas cocidas, limón y sal...
    Saludos Mely

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  20. This sounds amazing! Your blog looks very nice and I look forward to checking it out further!
    Thanks,

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  21. The color in both of these sauces is simply gorgeous. I love hot and spicy foods, but I've had to cut back lately, yet I still crave them.

    Great photos.
    Sam

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  22. wow...looks amazing..
    first time here...lovely space with interesting recipe collection you have...great clicks..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

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  23. What glorious salsas. I also appreciated the walk through the various peppers. I hope you have a great day. I always enjoy the time I spend here. I'll have to make you my Mexican point-man. Blessings...Mary

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  24. Could I make the green salsa with jalapenos?

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  25. Of Course! You can Yolanda.

    Glad to see you stopping by.

    Saludos!

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  26. Que rico Mely! I only know a few salsitas and this looks absolutely delicious!!

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  27. Oh my...these looks SPICY alright!!! I trust you that they are indeed very spicy!!!:D

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  28. I love the chile de arbol salsa and can make that right this instance-- love when i have all the ingredients :)

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  29. Hi Mely,
    Thanks a lot for sharing these two.I would like to learn how to make salsa..and this is so great!

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  30. Love the colors..

    New to ur space and Happy to follow u !

    Do visit me as time permits !
    http://comeletseat.blogspot.com

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  31. It's my day for a blog hop, I'd love it if you came over and shared one of your great recipes at savory sunday!! Have a great day :)

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  32. Good night!
    This sauce is delicious.
    Kiss and good week.

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  33. Que cosa Mely, estas salsitas te hacen agua la boca pero deben picar tremendo, jajaja el problema estará después, saludos.

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  34. Oh, wow, I am always on the hunt for good salsa recipes and you've shared another one. It sounds like the flavors really pop here, cannot wait to verify that for myself.

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  35. Aquí en Hong Kong tienen una salsa similar a la salsa macha roja. Igual usan los chiles de árbol y unas cuantas gotas son suficientes. Aquí se utiliza mucho para agregarle a los fideos chinos.

    Saludos!

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  36. Hola Arturo,
    SI esa salsa es comun en los restaurantes de comida China. siempre la pido. Solo que la que venden en los supermercados Asiaticos sabe diferente a la de los restaurantes. Un dia pregunte porque sabia diferente en un resturante y me dijeron que es muy comun que cada cocinero prepare su propia version.

    Que bueno que tienes esa opcion para aderezar tus comidad en Hong Kong.

    Un abrazo,

    Mely

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