This is a wonderful marinade for pork tamales. Just blend the chilies with some water and oregano, and mix with pork before assembling tamales.
INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):
- 20 dried red chile peppers - washed, with stems and seeds removed
- 5 cups water
- 1 teaspoon dried, crushed Mexican oregano
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
- salt to taste
Wash dried peppers and remove stems and seeds. Place in a blender or food processor with the water, oregano, garlic, and a pinch or two of salt.
Blend on high until peppers are thoroughly pureed, pulsing occasionally. Adjust seasoning with salt, if needed.