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Salsa recipe?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by CATCH17, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Anyone have any good Salsa recipes? Anyone Interurbans recipe?

    Also what is your favorite store bought salsa? I can't find one I like.
     
  2. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Well-Known Member

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    I make a salsa - it's one that you don't want to stop eating, because when you do, the burn begins...

    One large can of whole tomatoes
    4-5 fresh jalapeƱos
    5-7 fresh serrano
    3/4 white onion
    3 tablespoons of minced garlic - roughly 3 fresh cloves
    Cilantro to your taste - I use about 4 pieces
    Season-all - 1-2 tablespoons
    Garlic Salt - 1-2 tablespoons
    Fresh ground pepper
    Splash of lime
     
  3. SaltwaterServr

    SaltwaterServr Blank Paper Offends Me

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    I've been experimenting with fruit based salsas a lot lately. Instead of the tomatoes, I put in roasted pineapple, peach, or mangos. Great for any seafood dish including crab cakes and such.
     
  4. dillinger319

    dillinger319 Striped Leopard

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    This one will work just fine, if you dont want the burn cut down on the peppers almost completely... While I love heat, most people want to enjoy it... Also for a different taste, try boiling your peppers for about 20 mins. Or even grill them... gives them a smoky taste.... Favorite store bought salsa I would have to go with Julios. I dont know what your location is but they sale it here in West Tx.
     
  5. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Another way of cutting down the burn (if you want that sorta thing) is to add carrot in some form. Slivered, minced, juiced, etc, seems to cut down on the burn without changing the flavor of the peppers. I have seen some salsas with big carrot slices also, though I don't care for that as much personally.
     
  6. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Pace, by a long way. (picante sauce anyway) The other brands I've tried suck horribly. They just started getting Pace here in NY. They didn't have it when I first moved here in 2005. I used to import it in those hugh 64 once bottles.

    I'm really do not like the taste of cilantro, so I prefer picante sauce over salsa.
     
  7. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Spicy Ketchup? :laugh2:

    Not enough kick in Pace.
     
  8. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I like the chunky style. As for spice; I like a little, but nothing out of hand. I eat the medium. A little spice, but doesn't make me sweat hehe.
     
  9. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Just too mild for me. Need something with good kick to it.
     
  10. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    I'll have the roast duck with the mango salsa.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    I crack up laughing every time I see that. :laugh2:
     
  12. Meat-O-Rama

    Meat-O-Rama Vegetarians are so stupid.

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    I recently found Mrs. Renfro's Green Salsa at a store in Palm Springs. Turns out they have it at my local stores too. It's the best store bought green salsa I've had. Unfortunately it doesn't appear to be linked to Mel, though it is based out of Ft. Worth. My go-to store bought salsa is Pace picante 'hot'. I know, generic as heck but it's got decent heat and I like the saltiness.
     
  13. Hostile

    Hostile The Duke

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    12 jalapenos
    2 serrano peppers
    1 habanero
    1 1/2 white onions
    3 medium sized tomatoes
    3 cloves of garlic
    ground sea salt
    ground black pepper
    2 tablespoons lemon juice

    Chop all the vegetables up fine and stir them together. Add the lemon juice. Grind the sea salt and black pepper liberally over the mixture and stir it again.

    Guaranteed to please. Some people add cilantro, but I usually don't.
     
  14. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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  15. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Wow thats a lot of Jalapenos. I like it it hot but that seems like it would be scorching hot... Is it?


    Im going to print all of these recipes off. Nothing better than fresh salsa this time of year.
     
  16. fannypack

    fannypack Sweet Squirrel

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    Glad to see a lot of other Salsa lovers out there. I can practically drink the stuff.
     
  17. trickblue

    trickblue Not Old School...Old Testament...

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    3 minute minute salsa... my inlaws from Mexico LOVE this..

    2 - Fresh Jalapenos
    4 - Cloves of Garlic
    1- Bunch of Cilantro
    2 - Chopped Green Onions
    1- Can Stewed Tomatoes
    1- Can Ro-Tel Lime and Cilantro blend
    1- Juice of lime

    Cut stems from jalapenos and deseed if you want a milder salsa. Put jalapenos and garlic in blender and pulse blend them until chopped. Add all remaining ingredients and blend to a consistency you like. Usually about 15 seconds at most. Salt to taste...

    GREAT stuff...
     
  18. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Well-Known Member

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    One thing I've added to mine when I had guest over and it was too hot is vinegar and a touch of sugar. That seems to cut the eat and actually adds to the taste at the same time.
     
  19. daschoo

    daschoo Slanje Va

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    cilantro confused the hell out of me for ages until i realised its just what you guys call coriander.

    think its more the sugar thats cooling it by the way because vinegar is used in vindaloo to give it a drier heat, it definately doesn't cool the dish down.

    edit: have to say i love the recipe threads
     
  20. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Well-Known Member

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    I thought the same thing about vinegar, but was told by a friend to try it and it worked. The sugar was very minimal in reducing the heat - I tried it alone first, and then went the vinegar route.
     

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