Having salsa on hand is mandatory around these parts, and when we tried this smoky salsa negra from Marcie Turney, we were hooked. Toasted chiles and peanuts are blended with garlic and ginger for a rich and smooth salsa perfect for dipping and so much more. Add a spoonful to your Bloody Mary mix for a real kick or mix it with mayo and take your sandwiches to the next level.
Your nose is your most important tool in making this salsa. The chiles are dark to begin with, so instead of looking for any browning, take notice of when the chiles are fragrant and pull them from the oil. This way, you’ll catch your chiles before they burn, and you’ll be left with perfect salsa every time.
To learn more, read “Marcie Turney’s Secret Weapon.”
Smoky Salsa NegraRecipe adapted from Marcie Turney, Lolita, Philadelphia, PA
Yield: 1¾ cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes