© Andrew Zimmern
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35 MIN
Serves : Makes about 5 1/2 cups

Star chef Andrew Zimmern adds a sweet touch of tamarind purée to the classic salsa recipe. Slideshow: More Andrew Zimmern Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a large heatproof measuring cup, soak the chipotles in 1 cup of very hot water until softened, about 20 minutes. Remove the chipotles from the water and discard the stems; transfer the chipotles to a small bowl and toss with the oil. Reserve half of the chipotle soaking liquid (about 1/2 cup).

Step 2    

Preheat the broiler. On a large rimmed baking sheet, arrange the tomatoes, onion and garlic. Broil 6 inches from the heat until the vegetables are nicely charred, about 12 minutes. During the last 2 minutes of broiling, add the chipotles to the baking sheet.

Step 3    

Scrape the roasted vegetables and any accumulated pan juices into a blender. Add the reserved soaking liquid, tamarind purée and salt, and purée until smooth.

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