On Aug 29, 3:16*am, tpool wrote:
I am originally from Midland TX, and I really miss the west Texas Tex
I can't seem to find the west Texas flavor in the DFW area.
Of particular interests is the red enchilada sauce used on cheese
** If anyone is familiar with restaurants in Midland TX (Tampico,
Jorges, Casita Gerardos, Ajuuas)....does anyone have a red enchilada
sauce recipe that is similar to what these restraunts serve?
I'm not looking for a "meat" sauce. I'm looking for the red sauce....I'm
not sure how to desribe it....brown in color, with a smooth, smokey
Years ago, Tampico told me they cook/strain peppers, but I don't know
what kind of peppers they use, or their recipe.
This recipe should produce the taste you are looking for.
Red chile sauce:
1 oz. dried, New Mexican or Guajillo chile pods
1 1/2 cups water
1/8 Tsp cumin
1/4 - 1/2 Tsp Mexican oregano
1 clove garlic, pulverized
Remove stems and seeds from the chiles. Warm chiles in a heavy
skillet over medium heat. DO NOT ALLOW CHILES TO CHAR!
Heat a bowl, containing 1 1/2 cups water in a microwave oven to
boiling. Submerge the chiles in the hot water until well saturated,
about 1 hour. With a hand blender, puree the Chile/water mixture into
a fine consistency. Strain the thin paste through a mesh strainer.
While using a wooden spoon, mash, scrape and coax the maximum quantity
of the sauce from the skins into another another bowl. Adjust water
level to about 1 1/2 cups.
Place the Red chile sauce into a saucepan, along with cumin, Mexican
oregano, garlic and a fair amount of salt. Bring the pan to a boil,
then simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. Do not reduce this
sauce too severely.