A sauce made from roasted or stewed tomatoes that tastes great with Yucatan dishes. Chiltomate also has chiles in it, creating a wonderful depth in flavor.
- 5 large tomatoes
- 2 habanero chiles
- 1 onion, peeled, quartered and roasted
- 1 bunch of fresh cilantro
- splash of vinegar
- 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
- salt to taste
Heat your comal (or griddle) over high heat. Remove skins from onion and cut into quarters. Place your tomatoes, chiles, onions and garlic onto the comal and cook over high heat until the skin is brown or black and blistered. Remove the skins and the seeds from the tomatoes and chiles. Let all the cooked items cool for 15 minutes.
With a molcajete or blender, process the cooked ingredients and then add in the remaining ingredients until thorughly blended.
This sauce goes great with Papadzules or Poc-Chuc.