Chirmol

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 3 cups
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 8 mins

A roasted tomato sauce for steak, pork, or chicken.

Chirmol

Ingredients

6 large plum tomatoes
1 medium white onion, peeled and sliced in half
3 large garlic cloves, unpeeled
2 to 4 serrano chiles, seeded, deveined and minced
1 cup chopped cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place tomatoes, onion and garlic cloves in a dry cast-iron skillet or griddle pan over medium-high heat. Roast until all sides are charred, turning occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Remove tomatoes and onion; place in food processor. Peel garlic cloves; add to tomato mixture. Pulse until roughly chopped.
  3. Transfer to a bowl; add serrano chiles, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.
  4. Refrigerate, covered, up to 2 weeks.

Recipe by Sandra Gutierrez.

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