Sunday, April 5, 2009
Macho Salsa By Chef Bob
My husband has been on the quest to make the perfect salsa for a long time now. We've been married 9 years and I must say that the salsa has much improved thanks to two good friends. Trial and Error.
In the past the salsa has sometimes been:
burn your taste buds off hot
or just not quite right
But more often than not, it has been muy delicioso! It has ruined the kids for store bought salsa. They are such salsa snobs now!
So today we made some really good salsa and we actually measured things out for you. It definitely has some heat, but that can be altered to your taste. This salsa looks more green than red because of all the cilantro. If you like cilantro, this salsa is for you!
2 jalapenos, chopped (leave out seeds to decrease heat)
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped fine in a food processor
1.5 lbs of roma tomatoes (Drop them in boiling water until skin splits. Remove skins.)
1 level teaspoon of minced garlic
Place above ingredients in a large mixing bowl and use a hand held blender to blend the tomatoes together with cilantro, jalapeno and garlic.
Chop below ingredients in food processor and add to mixing bowl:
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
3/4 large sweet onion
1 Tablespoon salt
juice of 1/2 of a lime
Serve with baked tortilla chips for a guilt free snack. Salsa has zero points!
Hint: If you don't like hot salsa, add the jalapeno last. Start with a 1/2. If you want more heat add some more.
Maybe this post will inspire you to grow your salsa garden. Last year we had a great crop of red and green peppers, jalapenos and roma tomatoes. The kids loved watching their salsa garden grow.