Ancho Chili Puree

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 Cup

    • Difficulty


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By Jeremiah Tower

Published 2002

  • About

Ancho chilies are dried, ripened poblano chilies, the ones that are closest in shape to a bell pepper, and a purple-green color. They are mild, with a full and complex range of flavors, allowing you to enjoy the taste of chili without the pain that a lot of them bring on.

This puree has an almost infinite range of possibilities as a base for flavoring sauces. Add it to sour cream, sour cream and mayonnaise, butter sauces, vinaigrettes, compound butters, the hollandaise family, fish