How to Make Chile Pastes

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Dried chilies can be made into many delicious condiments. The easiest one might be a simple chile paste. Use your favorite blend of peppers to create a flavor best suited to your tastes. Perfect for meat rubs and stir fry, but don’t limit your applications. Use chili paste to liven up your other favorite dishes. Here is a simple chili paste recipe:

How to make Chili paste:

Use about 6oz of any combination of your favorite dried chili peppers.  Choose any dried chilies, depending on the paste color that you want and the chili heat level.

Directions:

1) Remove the stems and seeds from the chiles.

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2) Pour boiling water over the chiles to cover and soak 30 minutes. Complete chili reconstituting instructions here.

3) Drain the chiles and puree them thoroughly in a food mill or food processor fitted with a metal blade.

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4) The paste can be stored, covered and refrigerated 10 days to 2 weeks; if covered with oil, it will keep in the refrigerator several months.

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