Preparation / Directions:
1. Remove and discard stems and seeds from dried pasilla; rinse chili. With scissors, cut the chili in 1/2" pieces.
2. Drain pimientos; pat dry.
3. In a 10-12" frying pan combine olive oil, chili, pimientos and garlic. Stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add wine and lemon juice. Stir over high heat until most of the liquid evaporates, about 1 minute. Add chicken broth; boil, uncovered, until liquid is reduced to 1/4 cup, about 2 minutes. Let cool.
4. Whirl mixture in a blender or food processor with mayonnaise until smoothly pureed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve with grilled and baked fish.
Makes 1/2 cup.
F Anton Brunbauer, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, Scottsdale AZ