Ancho Pasilla Sauce


3 dried Ancho chiles (about 2 oz)
1 Tbsp Crushed Pasilla Chile
1 1/2 Cups fresh orange juice
3 garlic cloves
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3/4 tsp Kosher Salt


Heat a dry griddle or heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and toast chilies, 1 or 2 at a time, pressing down with tongs, a few seconds on each side to make more pliable.

Wearing rubber gloves, remove stems, seeds, and veins.

In a blender, purée the toasted chilies with remaining ingredients until the mixture is completely smooth.

Sauce may be made 2 days ahead and chilled, covered.

Great with shrimp, chicken and pork!