Piquin Pepper Salsa
If you like spicy salsas, then this salsa recipe is for you! Piquin pepper is a small pepper, but they carry a lot of heat for their size and are even hotter than Jalapeño peppers. Also known as Pequin, Tepin, or Bird peppers here in the States, Piquin pepper can be found in Mexico...
– Toast the peppers in a hot pan for about 45 seconds, shaking the pan during the process to avoid burning the peppers. Place peppers into the mortar.
– Slightly toast the cumin seeds and black peppers for 30 seconds in the hot pan, and add them to the mortar.
– Grind the piquin peppers, cumin, black pepper, and the oregano until you have a very fine texture.
– Heat the oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, stir in the onion and garlic. Sauté until they start to get a golden color around the edges.
– Add the onion and garlic to the mortar, and keep grinding until it has a fine texture. Mix in the vinegar and water. Season with salt and enjoy!