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Posted by on Sep 20, 2012 in Condiments | 0 comments

Lizano Sauce

Lizano Sauce

I was doing the research on Gallo Pinto and came across this sauce.Never heard about it before.I found out that it is one of the most popular sauce of Costa Rica.Like as common as salsa and chips are in this part of the Texas or chutney in India.Surprisingly i did not had much luck finding out the homemade recipe for it.I settled on this Lizano recipe with little adaptation from my pantry. I keep chili flakes and not the dry chilies in hand.So i toasted two tablespoon of dry chili flakes on skillet. Molasses is another item which my pantry did not have.So i substituted it with honey.It helps with the color too. I did not have broth,so i used 1 chicken Bouillon cube. I noticed the sauce contains other veggies like cauliflower,i stayed with carrots alone.4-5 baby carrots. Sauce was too thin,so i added corn starch and cooked it little to thicken it.If you used dry chili and made a paste out of it,you may not need the thickener.It...

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Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Condiments | 0 comments

Ancho Enchilada sauce

Ancho Enchilada sauce

Chicken Enchilada is our family favorite.Our family personally prefers Tomatillo based salsa Verde over red/brown sauce for enchilada.I like the slight tanginess of the verde sauce.{Salsa – Sauce,Verde – Green}.So this particular sauce can be called ‘Salsa Rojo’ where ‘Rojo’ is spanish for red. We were taking a meal to our neighbour and decided on chicken enchilada with red/brown sauce.I was skeptical about people liking the slight tart-sweet flavor of salsa Verde.I wasn’t going to make potful of sauce to freeze but it seemed like a good idea for those busy nights when i am running around all day.So i did. This recipe yields tons of  enchilada sauce.Let me give you some idea.I let the sauce come to the room temperature and spooned 3-3.5 cups of sauce in a Ziploc bag.I was able to fill 5 Ziploc bags.Each bag is good for 8-10 enchilada.Which is how much i make for our family of four. Label and freeze the sauce,thaw it out when you need it. I used only ancho chili which is dried poblano, but you can add different...

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