How To Prepare Chile Oil (Mild Salsa Macha)
Prepare your own chile oil or mild salsa macha with just a few ingredients.
Servings 2 Cups
- 10 chile guajillo
- 8 chile costeño
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 2 cups of grapeseed oil
- 3 tablespoons of white vinegar optional
- salt to taste
Remove the stems and seeds from the large chile guajillo. Tear them into pieces and transfer to a medium sauce pan.
Remove just the stems from the chile costeño. Transfer to the sauce pan along with garlic and 2 cups of grapeseed oil.
Heat to medium/low. After a few minutes the chiles and garlic will being to bubble and become aromatic. Continue cooking at a low heat for 6-8 minutes or until garlic look golden in color. Remove from heat ant let cool.
Once cool, transfer chile garlic mix to the blender along with all the oil. Add the vinegar and salt to taste. Pulse to blender until you achieve the desired consistency.
If you can't find chile costeño, you can add a few more 2 more chile guajillo and 4 chile de arbol. You can also substitute the costeño with chile cascabel. You will add a little heat, without making it too spicy.
Adding the vinegar is optional. I like the note of acidity that it add to the recipe. It's taste 10 times better after a few days.