This Hot Piquin Salsa made with fresh piquin peppers is an easy to prepare spicy sauce; a few drops render a lot of heat. Yes, these little peppers are hot, very hot! Fresh Piquin salsa is usually made right before serving. This is a home-style salsa, so it is hard to find it on restaurants tables.
Place coarse salt and garlic clove in your mortar and crush until very fine.
Add the fresh piquin peppers and Mexican oregano to the mortar and grind to a rough texture. When you use your mortar (molcajete) to grind the peppers, the seeds of the peppers release their natural oils, which give the salsa an added flavor.
Add the lime juice and water. Stir well and enjoy all those wonderful flavors and aromas!
This hot piquin salsa is usually prepared in small quantities, just enough to consume on the same day.
If you don’t find fresh piquin peppers, try using two serrano peppers, or one chopped jalapeño pepper.