Baloo's Pasilla & Tomato Paste Recipe
6 dried pasilla peppers seeded
250 g dried tomatoes
4 deciliter water
3 large garlic cloves
1 juice from 1 lime
5 cl japanese soy sauce
5 cl cognac
1 tbsp honey
Toast the chilis and dried tomatoes lightly in a hot frying pan (don't
burn). Put chilis, tomatoes and water in a sauce pan and boil until
soft (c:a 10 minutes). Add garlic cloves and simmer 3 more minutes.
Drain and reserve the liquid. Put chilis and tomatoes in a food
processor. Add lime juice, soy sauce, honey and cognac. Use the knife
on high speed to make a smooth paste. Add some of the reserved liquid
if needed. Boil the paste for a few minutes and fill in jars. Makes a
nice but rather mild chili paste. Serve with grilled or deep fried
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