Test Kitchen: Red chile sauce is flavor of New Mexico
June 19, 2013 at 1:19 a.m.
I'm back in New Mexico, where the state question is "Red or green?" Ever since I booked my plane ticket in April, I've been looking forward to eating some red chile enchiladas.
New Mexico red chile enchilada sauce is made mostly with chiles and other flavors including onions and garlic. It can prove a long process, but it's well-worth it. You can use the chile for breakfast dishes such as huevos rancheros, or you can make a Diablo sauce for shrimp or steaks.
If you don't want such a spicy sauce, cut it with some heavy cream or add some sour cream to it. You can also remove the membrane and seeds for a milder sauce.
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