I’ll be doing a reprise of this today. Few differences other than the chili sauce I’m working up. In the last recipe the ancho peppers were just not appealing visually so I puttered about the kitchen this afternoon thinking about how to get the taste without the leather. I simmered them in water for a while and thought about just dicing them fine, but the blender caught my eye. I don’t use it much, decided to give it a whirl, pun intended. Dumped the anchos plus the water they boiled in into the blender and gave it a spin. Heh. I just kill myself. Looked a bit thick so I added some lime juice. Now a shallot and some garlic. Coming along. I scraped it out of the blender and put it into the small sauce pan for a good simmer. Added some sweetener. It has an interesting flavor. The ancho is there, and the shallot, just a touch of sweet. Smoky warm, not really hot. It will pass the Mrs J test. I wasn’t quite done with it yet. Poured half a cup of mild salsa into the mix. Mmm. Now we are getting somewhere.