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Need Great Salsa Recipe..Please!!

Smok'inCSISmok'inCSI Posts: 54
edited 8:29PM in EggHead Forum
I need a really "KILLER" salsa recipe to impress my Hispanic Co-workers, and let him know the "Gringo" eggers can really cook!!
Our reputation as Awesome Eggers is on the line..
Thxs a million..


  • Chef ArnoldiChef Arnoldi Posts: 974
    Roasted Tomato Salsa


    12 roma (plum) tomatoes
    2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
    1 small onion, quartered
    1 jalapeno chile pepper
    1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    1 teaspoon ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
    1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

    1 Preheat the broiler.
    2 In a medium baking dish, place roma (plum) tomatoes, garlic, onion and jalapeno chile pepper. Drizzle with olive oil.
    3 Checking often, broil 5 to 10 minutes, or until outsides of vegetables are charred.
    4 Remove vegetables from heat. Remove and discard tomato cores, jalapeno stem and garlic skins.
    5 In a food processor, coarsely chop the charred vegetables. Transfer to a medium bowl and mix in cumin, salt, lime juice and cilantro

    note: i would core the tomatoes before roasting.
  • hayhonkerhayhonker Posts: 576
    This is a basic tomato salsa recipe. It's simple and that's what makes it great. I actually got compliments at the Waldorf Eggfest for this salsa. However the bean disaster negated any of that :/[p]1 16oz can whole tomotoes
    1 16oz can crushed tomatoes
    1 large fresh tomato, quartered
    2 cloves garlic
    2 quarters of a large white onion
    1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
    1 Tbs sugar
    2 tsp salt
    1 Tbs lime juice
    1 whole jalepeno pepper
    1 whole chipotle pepper (dried jalepeno)[p]Put the above in a blender and liquify it.
    Let sit overnight[p]Add chopped tomaotes, dice up the other half of the onion, toss in some chopped cilantro.[p]That's a good basic salsa. Heat it up by including a single habanero in the blender.[p]Enjoy!

  • BabyBoomBBQBabyBoomBBQ Posts: 702
    Smok'inCSI,[p]Here's one that impresses everyone..[p]Essential Roasted Tomatillo-Serrano Salsa[p]From Rick Bayless's Mexican Kitchen.[p]Makes about 2 1/2 cups
    * 1 pound (10 to 12 medium) tomatillos, husked and rinsed
    * Fresh serrano chiles to taste (roughly 5, about 1 ounce total)
    * 2 large garlic cloves, unpeeled
    * 1 small (4-ounce) white onion, finely chopped
    * 1/4 cup loosely packed, roughly chopped cilantro
    * Salt, about 1 generous teaspoon
    * Sugar, about 1 scant teaspoon (if needed)[p]Roasting the Key Ingredients
    Lay the tomatillos on a baking sheet and place 4 inches below a very hot broiler
    (or grill them). When the tomatillos blister, blacken and soften on one side,
    about 5 minutes, turn them over and roast the other side. Cool completely on the
    baking sheet.[p]Roast the chiles and garlic on an ungreased griddle or heavy skillet over medium
    heat, turning occasionally, until blackened in spots and soft, 5 to 10 minutes for
    the chiles, about 15 minutes for the garlic. Cool, then pull the stems from the
    chiles and peel the garlic.
    The Puree
    Scrape the roasted tomatillos (and any juices that have accumulated around them)
    into a food processor or blender, along with the roasted chiles and garlic. Pulse
    the machine until everything is reduced to a rather coarse-textured puree - the
    unctuously soft tomatillos will provide the body for all the chunky bits of chiles
    and garlic.[p]Scrape the salsa into a serving bowl, then stir in between 1/4 and 1/2 cup water,
    to give the sauce an easily spoonable consistency. Scoop the onion into a strainer,
    rinse under cold water, shake off the excess and stir into the salsa, along with
    the cilantro. Taste and season with salt and a little sugar.[p]Advance Preparation
    This salsa should be eaten within several hours after you've added the onion and
    cilantro, though you can make the puree a day or more ahead.

  • egginatoregginator Posts: 569
    Smok'inCSI,[p]This is actually a fresh salsa. There are many variation, but good tomatos are key.[p]About 2 pounds tomatos 1/4 dice or blended (diced is better)
    hot peppers to taste(3 jalepeno's deveined and deseeded makes a pretty mild salsa, 10 or so seranos processes to a pulp is my favorite. You can roast the peppers and tomatos on the egg until the skin starts to brown)
    a couple cloves garlic minced
    a fist sized white (onion small dice)
    A typical bunch of cilantro - I love the stuff, so more is better)
    Juice of a lime
    Salt to taste
    Possibly sugar
    If I am making diced salsa for dipping, I sometimes add a couple diced red radishes. I know it's wrong, but the salsa stands up better, is a little crispier and the white and red intensify the color contrast.[p]Ed[p][p]

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 20,291
    <p />Smok'inCSI,
    i dont write every thing down, sometimes i just take a picture. mint is what made this one good along with a purple chrokee tomato

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