I serve this versatile sauce with everything from grilled fish to fried crab nuggets and even eggs, either scrambled or poached, on mornings when only a strong dose of chile can get me going. As with Camarones al Ajillo, a little commercial soup base makes a big effect here. The powdered stock bases are much used in Mexican homes and restaurants.
If this amount of chile makes you gulp, use only 2 to 4 for a less explosive sauce. Deseeding th