Chile rayado means “striped chile” due to the naturally occurring light-colored ridges. It is a member of the jalapeño family although it is much hotter than a typical jalapeño. The town of La Misión in the state of Hidalgo is the sole region where chiles rayados are grown.
- 4 Roma tomatoes quartered plum
- 2 rayado chiles
- ¼ small white onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 4 sprigs of cilantro
- ¼ cup water
- salt to taste
Toast the chiles in a hot pan for 10 seconds a side.
Remove the seeds and stems from the chiles.
Add all of the ingredients to the blender jar.
Add ¼ cup water.
Blend until just smooth. Do not over blend.
Add the mixture to a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Salt to taste.