Home Made Salsa

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  1. addz

    addz TDPRI Member

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    I picked up some jalapenos and tomatos at the farmer's market recently, and made up some salsa at home. I mixed the peppers and tomatos with garlic, onion, cilantro, lemon juice, and lime juice and came out with a pretty tasty mix.

    I didn't use a recipe...just put stuff in the food processor and tasted as I went. Seems I was pretty lucky in the batch coming out pretty well.

    Anyone have actual home made salsa recipes you care to share?
     
  2. Agave_Blue

    Agave_Blue Friend of Leo's

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    Intsructions/recipe and pics. Thats the rule for posting about homemade food.


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  3. Mechanic

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    My recipe is:

    12 Roma tomatos
    1 Yellow or white onion
    2 or 3 serrano peppers ( I don't like jalapeno)
    1/2 cup cilantro ( or more, no such thing as too much)
    1 lime juiced
    1 tbl spoon salt
    1 tea spoon sugar
    Dice, combine & chill. Or used a food processor to liquify. I prefer chunky.
    Try adding garlic to taste. Or peaches or pine apple or mango. Up to you.
    WASH HANDS AFTER DICEING PEPPERS or not. Please post results either way. Just don't touch your eyes or face. Don't ask how I know.
     
  4. Paul in Colorado

    Paul in Colorado Telefied Ad Free Member

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    I've tried to make salsa, but it never came out right. I need to give it another go. Lately, I've been buying salsa at the Farmer's Market. It's local and zingy. I had it on my dinner tonight. Yum!
     
  5. Mike Simpson

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    Sugar in salsa????? That is just wrong....
     
  6. Geoff738

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    I have a very simple one that I use all the time.

    Can of tomatoes minus the juice (reserve the juice for another use). Do not use Italian toms for this. Doesn't work. And they're spendy over here anyways.

    a good handful of cilantro.

    A couple or three jalapenos or chipotles or serranos.

    A quarter of a small red onion.

    Put them all in a food processor with a little salt and process until smooth.

    That's it. It's not complex tasting, but it works ok. It has the virtue of being very simple, but it is easy for the onion to overpower it.

    You can take that and add a bit of ancho chili powder. Or a bit of lime juice (although that thins it out quite a bit). You can "fry" it - literally heat up a bit of oil/lard in a frying pan and fry it - stirring constantly. It'll spatter like crazy, but it does do good things to the flavor. Turns it kinda orangey too. Gretsch salsa!

    Sticking the peppers, onions, tomatoes etc on the bbq or under a broiler can do wonders.

    I've been struggling with the chile (ie non-tomato) based sauces.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
  7. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Fresh salsa is just jalapenos, tomatoes, cilantro, and maybe some lime. All fresh from the garden ... 'cept the lime.

    For canned salsa, I like the Bell Canning Book recipe.

    But I am up for any kind of salsa. 'cept maybe ghost pepper, them look too hot fer me.
     
  8. marshman

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    When I was making salsa, it followed this basic recipe:

    3 good sized tomatoes
    1 small onion
    1/2 red bell pepper
    1/2 green bell pepper
    1/2 head of garlic, pressed
    plenty of cilantro
    juice from a lemon (or, better yet) a lime
    @ 1 tsp honey

    Dice (or process) and mix throughly. Some powdered cumin adds a nice tingle. Usually tastes better the next day. I ususally made it a gallon or so at a pop and gave it out to folks to whom I owed favors, just to cover interest. I personally don't like processed salsa, but that's obviously a matter of taste.

    Next day, mix two heaping spoonfuls into a bowl with a ripe avacado and relax.
     
  9. DougieLove

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    My wife makes a great salsa...skips the cilantro but adds a hoop of habeneros. Oh, so good.
     
  10. rghill

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    My wife uses El Pato sauce to give it some heat. Roasted Tomatoes, fresh cilantro, garlic... yumm.
     
  11. Danno

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    Anything with tomatoes needs a touch. Makes the difference between good salsa and outstanding salsa for me.

    Ask for salsa around here and you will get a pureed sauce for dipping chips into. The local cantina does an outstanding job but you must ask for "pico de gallo".

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    We order some avocado and toss it in. Nothing better. Man, getting hungry.
     
  12. Leon Grizzard

    Leon Grizzard Friend of Leo's

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    Fresh tomatoes, serranos, garlic, cilantro, onion, salt and pepper.

    PS: My first post with my new IPhone 4, laying on my back in bed.
     
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