Place a dry cast-iron frying pan over medium heat, when hot, toast the chillies first inside, then outside until just toasted and smelling fantastic.
Place in a bowl and cover with hot tap water, place a small plate on top of the chillies to keep them submerged, let soak for 20 minutes or so or until soft.
Using the same frying pan over medium heat place the tomatillos, onion and garlic. Roast the tomatillos on all sides until soft and black in places, flip the onion when it becomes chard and cooked, flip the garlic when black in places. (if using tinned tomatillos add them to the jug below without roasting)
Remove the vegetables as they are cooked to a jug suitable for a stick blender. Drain and add the chillies, salt and sugar if using.
Blend until very smooth, scrape into a bowl and stir in a couple of tbsp of mezcal, taste, add more if needed, reserve.
Cool Chile Updates
Important information for web customers in the UK (please read before placing your order.
We try our best to ship your parcel within 2-3 working days of receipt of your order.
We ship Monday - Friday up to 15:00, any order received after this time will be carried over to the next working day.
We produce fresh made to order tortillas Sunday - Thursday, therefore if you would like tortillas for the weekend, please ensure your order is in by Friday 15:30 (orders for tortillas by case and larger amounts by 08:00 Thursday).
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