Nothing like the real thing, but searingly spicy and tangier.
8 ounces whole jalapenos
1 (1/2-inch-thick) onion slice
4 garlic cloves
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
How to Make It
Preheat broiler to high. Place jalapenos and onion slice on a baking sheet; coat with cooking spray. Broil 5 minutes; turn vegetables. Add garlic cloves; broil 5 minutes. Wrap mixture tightly in foil. Let stand 20 minutes. Peel and seed peppers.
Place peppers, onion, garlic, lime juice, water, sugar, and salt in a blender; process until smooth.
Store in refrigerator in an airtight container for 7 to 10 days. If sauce separates, give it a good stir or shake.
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