Side Dishes/

Roasted Tomato Serrano Sauce

Salsa de Jitomate
Recipe from Season 6, Mexico—One Plate at a Time
Servings: 3cups


  • 128-ounce can fire-roasted diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 1/2tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2fresh serrano chiles, finely chopped
  • About 1cup chicken broth
  • Salt


Pour the tomatoes and their juice into to a blender and pulse to a very coarse puree. Heat the oil in a medium (3-quart) saucepan over medium. Add the garlic and chile and cook, stirring until the garlic softens and begins to brown, about 1 minute. Add the tomatoes to the saucepan, and cook, stirring nearly constantly, until the mixture has reduced to the consistency of tomato paste, about 7 minutes. Add the broth and simmer over medium-low until the sauce is the consistency of cream soup, 20 to 30 minutes. Taste and season with salt, usually a generous 1/2 teaspoon.

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