It's winter. Use the stuff you have in your pantry to make this versatile sauce. Fantastic on shrimp tacos, sandwiches, and snack crackers. Works as a vegetable dip or serve with sweet potato fries or plantain.
Instead of fermenting the chiles in water, Enrique confits a mix of sweet and hot peppers (Cubanelle, habanero and Serrano) for hours in olive oil with fresh tomatoes, onions and garlic. Then he purées them with reserved oil.
You don't have to grow your peppers from seed, like Joe does, to make fermented chili paste (although it's awfully fun). Whether the ingredients come from your yard or your farmers market, this zesty condiment will spice up stir-frys, eggs & more.