Episode 105 - Mexi-que

Salsa Macha

Grilled Swordfish with Salsa Macha

This recipe is used with Grilled Swordfish with Salsa Macha in Planet Barbecue Episode 105: Mexi-que

Makes 3 cups


Salsa Macha


  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • 1 cup hulled peanuts
  • 2/3 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 4 chiles de árbol, stemmed and seeded
  • 2 chiles moritas
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • Sea salt

Recipe Steps

1: Toast the seeds, nuts, chiles, and garlic in a skillet without oil until lightly browned and very fragrant.

2: Add the oil and cook over medium-high heat until the nuts are sizzling and the garlic begins to brown.

3: Transfer the ingredients to a heatproof blender bowl and let cool. Add the cranberries.

4: Blend to a chunky puree, adding salt to taste.

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