Chile Salt

Ancho (Ahn-cho) Chile (Capsicum Annum) means Wide Chile Pepper. This chile ranges from 3 – 4 on a heat scale of 1 to 10. An Ancho is the dried form of a Poblano Pepper and often is mislabeled as a Pasilla or Mulato Pepper. Anchos have sweet fruity flavor with hints of cherry, prune, and fig. Anchos, combined with the Pasilla and Guajillo, form the Holy Trinity of chiles used to prepare the traditional mole sauces. Scoville heat units are 1,000 to 3,000.

Suggested Use:
Anchos are great in salsa, soups, enchilada and any sauce needing mild heat and chile flavor. Chopped, pureed or ground, they can be added directly to your recipes.

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Ingredients:

2 chiles
salt – as required
Oil – 1.5 tsp

Instructions:

Finely mince the chiles and mix with the salt. Lay the salt out in a thin layer on a baking tray and bake for about 20 minutes on 180C to draw out any remaining moisture. Break up the salt with a fork and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

From feastingonart.com