Chili Citrus Marinade

๐ŸŽฏ Easy ยท ๐Ÿ•“ 30 Minutes ยท ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexican


Part 1

  • 1-2 dried Ancho chilis

  • 2-3 dried Chipotle chilis

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 4-5 whole cloves

Part 2

  • 4 garlic cloves

  • 1 Tbsp. molasses

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

  • Juice from 2 oranges

  • Juice from 2 limes


Add all ingredients from part 1 to a sauce pan and add enough water to cover the chilis. Simmer until the chilis are completely rehydrated (about 15-20mins).

Remove chili stems, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and cloves, then add the chilis and all the liquid to a blender or food processor, along with all of the part 2 ingredients.

Blend until smooth, then press the resulting sauce through a fine mesh sieve to remove any remaining solids (aka chili seeds).

Season to taste with salt and/or a splash of dark soy sauce.


  • Increase or reduce the number of Chipotles to adjust the heat

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