HOT Chile in the City!!

I am pretty sure I will never find the fountain of youth, become a billionaire, or go to the Moon, BUT what I am sure of, is that I have found the cure for laryngitis.  

This week I am stealing an idea from one of my favorite restaurants; Mas Malo.  I try to go there as often as I can, but it’s downtown, and nothing is close in LA traffic.  So, on the most ridiculous day, Valentine’s day, I made my way to the mean streets of LA, with a good group of friends, and without my voice.  No reservation, no problem, we are going to put you in the dungeon.  I wondered if this was where they put people who clearly did not have a date for Valentine’s day, little did we know, this is where they put all the cool kids…..

I started off whispering, which was weird in itself, my “date” ordered me the Burnt Habanero cream salsa, and some chips, I started eating it, the voice started coming back, and by the end of the meal I sounded almost normal again.  You know how some very religious people swear they see Jesus in their toast.  I swear I heard my voice in a vat of salsa on the most hated day (by most) of the year!  That being said I have copied this dip and bring you nothing original!


  • one container of Mexican crema (the more you use, the less bite it has)
  • 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 1 cup of fresh cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey (just like the crema, the more you use, the less hotness you will get)
  • salt



  1. In a food processor: blend the crema (about 70% of the container), cilantro,  juice of half a lime, a pinch of salt, 1 1/2 tablespoons honey & chipotle peppers from entire can ( I added ALL the sauce, b/c I love spicy, beware if you don’t)  
  2. Blend until well combined.
  3. Add salt to taste 



Really the only thing that worked for me was tortilla chips……..

I am tired, and on the road, and now very hungry…..enjoy!


Happy Dipping!



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