Chile Paste, 8 Ways

Like spice blends and rubs, chile pastes are not exactly sauces but cooking ingredients that are useful in dressings, sauces, and marinades and for smearing on foods before grilling or roasting.

The base ingredient here: pure dried chiles. Use relatively mild ones like ancho, Anaheim, or poblano (which will make the paste green). Guajillo or chipotle wil…

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