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~~~~~~~~~~~Jalapeño-Garlic Paste~~~~~~~~~~

Sometimes all it takes are a few simple ingredients to
give you some great flavor. Roasting garlic and jalapeño
together, and adding some extra-virgin olive oil, gives a
taste that is far more complex than it seems. Believe it
or not, it's marvelous on grilled tuna and swordfish. I
first made this back in 1991 and rediscovered it today
while organizing my 'que and grilling files. The recipe
halves and doubles easily.
Stem, seed, and devein, a pound of green jalapeños.
Make up two pounds of peeled garlic cloves. Put them,
along with about 1/2 cup of water and a cup of EVOO,
into a roasting pan set in a 350-degree oven. Roast for
an hour or so, then remove all the ingredients, including
the liquid in the pan, and give it all a good whirl in the
food processor to make a nice puree.