Salsa Rojo

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Appears in
Max’s Sandwich Book

By Max Halley and Ben Benton

Published 2018

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Marcos, as this sauce is known in the trade, is a fiery little tinker. Benefiting from the intense depth that burning the fuck out of peppers, onions and tomatoes will give a dish, and the smoky delight that chipotle brings to the party. Marcos will cut a legendary figure in any sandwich.


  • 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled and whole
  • 2 tomatoes, halved
  • 2 jalapeños, topped and halved


Preheat the oven to 250°C.

Lay out your garlic, tomatoes, jalapeños and red onion on a baking tray and place in the screaming hot oven. Cook for 15 minutes or until the surfaces of the veg are well and truly blackened.

Meanwhile, toast the chipotle peppers in a dry pan