Chile Cascabel Seco
Its slightly acidic thick flesh offers a medium-hot rich flavor. Woodsy and smoky-flavored, this chile has nutty and tobacco overtones. Scoville units: 4 (1500-2500).
Use in sauces, soups, relishes, salsas, and stews.
Ground or powdered, add to tamales and casseroles or use as a seasoning in a variety of savory dishes.
Combine with two or three other chile varieties in the same dish for a more complex hot flavor.
Prepare your own chile sauce (2 cups)
12 dried chile pods
1 t salt
2 T oil
1 T flour
Wash the chillies under running water remove the chilli stems, seeds and veins (leave the seeds for a hotter sauce).
Place the washed chillies into a pan with 2 cups of water and stir for 10min. The chilli flesh will become soft. Put the mixture into a blender and pure until smooth. (Optional: strain to remove any possible seeds or skin).
From here on in, it’s all about your own personal taste.
If you are not using all the red chilli pure right away, it can be frozen at this point. Simplify and use it exactly as you would fresh pure in any recipe.
To complete the basic red chilli sauce season & thicken the pure as follows:
Heat the oil in a pan, add the flour and mix quickly, pour the chilli pure and stir until thicken.
Add salt, oregano, cumin and garlic powder, reduce the heat and stir for few minutes. If is to hot, add some water or tomato juice.
Your chilli sauce is now ready.