Spicy Salsa Rosa Dip
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hour 30 minutes
- 3 large red bell peppers
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 1 serrano chile pepper
- 1 small clove garlic, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
- 1/4 cup tomato purée
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese or sour cream
- 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
- Coarse ground black pepper
1. Line baking sheet with foil. Brush bell peppers with 1 tablespoon of oil. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 450ºF for 30 minutes or until peppers are blistered, turning every 10 mintues. Transfer to bowl. Tightly cover with plastic wrap. Let stand for 20 minutes. When peppers are cool enough to handle, peel. Halve peppers. Discard seeds, membranes and stems.
2. In small skillet cook serrano chile pepper in remaining 1 tablespoon oil over high-heat about 7 minutes or until pepper is blistered, turning frequently. Remove from heat. Let stand for 5 minutes or until pepper is cool enough to handle. Remove pepper from oil, reserving oil in skillet. Peel and halve pepper. Discard seeds, membranes and stem. Finely chop pepper. Mash pepper.
3. In reserved oil in skillet cook garlic over medium-heat until light brown. Stir in oregano. Cook and stir for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Stir in tomato purée and salt. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 5 mintues or until thickened.
4. In blender container combine bell peppers, serrano chile paste, tomato mixture and mascarpone cheese. Cover and blend until smooth. Stir in vinegar. Season to taste with pepper. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to 5 days. Serve dip with crackers.