Tuesday, September 13, 2011
My family loves salsa and can eat salsa and chips as a meal! Seriously, we love it that much......I learned to make the best salsa when we lived in TX.....we had some of the best Hispanic friends that taught me to cook some of our favorite dishes......I will be posting those here along the way.....I made salsa the other night and decided to post my recipe here.....
2 to 3 lbs roma tomato's
2 bunches fresh cilantro stems cut
1 bunch fresh green onions trimmed
4 to 6 jalapeno peppers
juice of one lemon or lime
1 lg can crushed tomato's (or you can make your own crushed if you have time)
1 lg can diced tomato's or six large tomato's cored and chopped roughly ( I use canned tomato's in the winter when fresh tomato's are not as good)
1 can rotel or make your own
1 1/2 heaping tablespoon garlic (add more or less for your taste this is what we like) if you use fresh garlic roast the garlic before using and use the whole head of garlic in this recipe....
dash of cumin
garlic salt to taste
Morton's nature season to taste
In a non-stick pan sprayed with pam place the roma tomato's and the jalapeno peppers and char on med hi heat.......turning until all sides are charred and the tomato oils are released....let jalapenos char until they become translucent......what you don't use in the salsa you can eat later.....
Put crushed, diced and rotel tomato's, onion, cilantro, garlic, lemon or lime juice and seasonings in a food processor.......pulse until everything is chopped to large pieces.....add charred tomato's and one jalapeno......process until the desired consistency that you want......you may have to do this several times as this makes a huge batch of salsa.....if needed add more salt to your taste.....this is pretty spicy and you can omit the jalapeno or add more according to your taste for heat......pour into serving dish and serve with chips of your choice.....this is also good on chicken, tacos and fajitas.......enjoy
Until next time,