Guajillo Chile Powder
The Guajillo (wha-hee-oh) chile is the most common dried chile in Mexico after the Ancho. The flavor of the Guajillo is distinct, slightly fruity with a strong piney, berry under taste. Guajillo flavors dished easily so a little goes a long way. This chile is between a 2-4 on the heat scale of 1-10. Guajillo, combined with the Passilla and Ancho, form the holy trinity of chiles used to prepare the traditional mole sauces.
A mildly hot chile. Use in sauces, salsa, soups and your favorite chile. A little goes a long way.
4 guajillo chiles, seeded
3 chiles de arbol
Preheat the oven to 400F.
Put the chiles on a small baking sheet and bake until browned, about 3 minutes. Let cool.
In a clean coffee or spice grinder, finely grind the chiles and transfer to a bowl. Stir in the salt and use as desired.
Yield: 2 1/2 tablespoons
Recipe from The Food Network.