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Salpicon de Chiles Habaneros (Yucatecan Table Sauce of Chiles Habaneros)

Recipe from: The Taste of Mexico by Patricia Quintana
Servings: About 1 cup

This typical sauce graces almost all tables in southeastern Mexico.

3 chiles habaneros or gueros, roasted
2 medium chiles xcatiks or 4 chiles serranos, roasted
4 green onions, finely chopped
juice of 2 Seville (bitter) oranges or 1 grapefruit
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lime
20 sprigs of cilantro, chopped
salt, to taste

For the garnish:
2 small limes, thinly sliced
20 sprigs cilantro, chopped

Slice chiles habaneros and xcatiks in thin strips, and place in a clay, ceramic, or glass bowl. Add onion. Add Seville orange juice, orange juice, lime juice, cilantro, and salt. Stir. Macerate for 2 hours. Garnish with limes and cilantro. Serve with meat, Yucatecan specialties, and fish.


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