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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes about 1 cup
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Soak the chiles in 1 cup of hot water until softened, about 20 minutes. Drain and finely chop to a paste-like consistency.

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  • In a small saucepan, combine the chiles with the cream and bring to a slow simmer over moderate heat, whisking. Remove from the heat and let steep for 5 minutes.

  • Simmer the sauce over low heat, whisking constantly, until it is the consistency of light cream, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and cayenne; serve with lime wedges.

Serve With

Chicken, red meat or full-flavored fish.

Suggested Pairing

The tart spiciness of the sauce calls for the intense fruitiness of a Zinfandel, such as the Cline Zinfandel, from California.

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