Salsa Macha

Salsa Macha

Chipotle, Peanut and Sesame Seed Salsa
3 cups approximately
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chipotle, Macha, Mexican, Peanuts, Salsa, Sesame Seed, Veracruz
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Salsa Macha recipe from Pati's Mexican Table Season 7, Episode 703 "Ensenada’s Epic Seafood"

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 1/2 cup raw unsalted peanuts
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 ounces dried chipotle chiles, stemmed and seeded, about 1 1/2 to 2 cups
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons white distilled vinegar

To Prepare

  • Heat the oil over medium heat in a 12” skillet or a large casserole, until hot but not smoking. Add the peanuts and garlic cloves. Stir and fry for about 30 seconds, just until they begin to color. Be on the lookout, as peanuts can be deceiving and not reveal how brown they are getting until it is too late. Add the sesame seeds and the stemmed and seeded chiles, stir and continue to fry for a minute, until the chiles are lightly toasted. Remove from the heat.
  • Transfer the contents of the pan, including all of the oil, to a food processor or blender. Add the salt, sugar and vinegar, and process or blend until smooth. Pour into a container, let cool, and refrigerate if the salsa will not be used that day.

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  1. I used walnuts instead of peanuts and a mix of black and white roasted sesame seeds… and I doubled the garlic and cut the olive oil down a bit…. bumped up the sugar and salt a little also.

    Absolutely AMAZING!
    On eggs.
    On Salmon.
    On talapia.
    On halibut.
    On grilled shrimp.
    On pan seared scallops.
    On sliced avocado.

    I’ll be making this often so I have it on-hand whenever I want it.

    Thank you!

    1. Uy, con tantas cosas … encima de antojitos como taquitos o quesadillas, adentro de tortas o sandwiches, al lado de carne, pollo o camarones asados…

    1. If you can’t find dried Chipotles, you can also look for Chile de árbol or Ancho chiles …and it will still be yum, Karhryn.