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Sauces and Condiments

Zehug (chile-garlic relish)

Zehug (chile-garlic relish)
Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times

When I married into a Yemenite family in Israel more than 40 years ago, it raised some eyebrows. Since my family was of Polish and Russian origin, I was embracing a different culture, including foods that were unlike the Ashkenazi ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Makes 1/4 to 1/3 cup
  • 1 jalapeno, serrano or red Fresno chile, cut in a few pieces, with seeds left in
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup (packed) cilantro sprigs, chopped a few times
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons water, more if needed
  • Salt

Step 1Place the chile and garlic in a mini food processor. Chop until fine. Add cilantro and finely chop.

Step 2Add 1 teaspoon water. Process to form a paste, adding a little more water if needed. Season to taste. Refrigerate in a covered container until ready to serve.


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