Wash and de-stem the serrano peppers.
Lay the serranos on a sheet of aluminum foil so that they don't touch. Broil in an oven, turning once, until roasted browns and blacks appear on both sides. Remove and let cool.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Coarsely dice the onion and add to the oil. As the onion starts to lose its moisture to the pan, sprinkle the sugar over the onions as evenly as possible and let sit a minute before stirring. Then stir constantly for 5-8 minutes until the onions take on a deep brown coloration and remove from heat.
Transfer the serranos and the onions into a food processor (8 cups seems about right). Puree until smooth, scraping sides as needed.
This makes an enormous amount of pepper base, given that I tend to put 2 teaspoons at a time in sauces and chilis, so I freeze the results in ice cube trays. I clean trays, spray with nonstick spray (olive oil), and then put 2 teaspoons into each ice cube spot and freeze. When frozen, I pop the cubes out into freezer bags and just wash the trays.
You can use green serranos, they just have a lighter flavor.
You don't need to deseed the serranos; pureeing will destroy the seeds.
View line-by-line Nutrition Insights™: Discover which ingredients contribute the calories/sodium/etc.
|Serving Size: 1 Serving (4g)|
|Recipe Makes: 32 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 2 (100%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.2g||0 %|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 218mg||8 %|
|Potassium 0.1mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 0g||0 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0 %|
|Sugars, other 0g|
|Protein 0g||0 %|
Powered by: USDA Nutrition Database
Disclaimer: Nutrition facts are derived from linked ingredients (shown at left in colored bullets) and may or may not be complete. Always consult a licensed nutritionist or doctor if you have a nutrition-related medical condition.
Calories per serving: 2
Get detailed nutrition information, including item-by-item nutrition insights, so you can see where the calories, carbs, fat, sodium and more come from.
There are no reviews yet. Be the first!