Oaxacan Maguey Worm Sauce

Salsa de Gusanitos

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    3 cups

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Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

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Here is something you will be able to make only if you bring back the magic ingredient from Mexico (or get someone to send it to you). But it is so delicious that I include it anyhow. You may know of mezcal, the potent liquor made in Oaxaca from a kind of maguey or agave (a close cousin of the Jaliscan blue maguey that produces tequila). All over the city are expendios de mezcal, shops selling the fiery stuff along with accessories like colorfully painted gourds to serve as bottles (