Sunday, July 31, 2011

Peanut Arbol Salsa

A previous post Pork Shoulder Slow Cooked in Beer mentioned this salsa as a great pairing.  An in law introduced me to this salsa and it left a lasting impression.  I tend to love all things peanut butter and peanut related.

Peanut Arbol Salsa Ingredients are shown.

Olive Oil
1 large white onion - diced
1/2 cup roasted unsalted peanuts
+/-16 Arbol Chilies
1/2 head garlic - peeled
few sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup water
12 allspice berries
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

Adjust the number of chilies for your heat tolerance.  Coat a frying pan with olive oil and heat on low.  Add Onion, peanuts, arbol chilies, garlic, thyme, and allspice.  Cook for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly until onions remain crisp but begin to turn translucent.  Remove from heat and place in a blender with water, apple cider vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste.  Blend for 2-3 minutes and let cool before serving.  Other chilies can also be added for a different heat profile.  

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