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Offline Moe M.

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Home made salsa
« on: August 12, 2012, 03:38:28 PM »

  You would think that a fellow like me who loves to cook and try new things would have been making his own salsa for a long time,  I don't know why,  but i have never made it.
  I'm thinking it has to be easy,  I have a kitchen aid food processor,  and one of those new fangled three blade blender type thingys,  so what, just throw in some tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, a little salt and pepper,  and hit the chop pulse button a couple of times.

  How am I doing so far ?,  now if any of you guys and gals have a specific recipe,  or know of someting I can add to my guess mix,  I'd love to have you share it with me,  cost is not the big thing with me as much as quality and quantity.
  Up until now I've been buying those little 16oz. jars of Toasttio's salsa,  but there ain't many dips with scoops in one of them jars,  I thinking if I make my own i'm not going to be eating a bunch of preservatives,  and I can mix a couple of quarts at a time.

  So help me out if you got a handle on making the stuff.   :)

  Thanks.
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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 04:07:52 PM »
Try a simple Pico:
White onion, jalapeno, tomato and cilantro.  1 lime and salt.

Dice an oinion and a couple jalapenos (I seed mine) and dice a medium tomato.  Mix in a bowl with a shot of salt, minced cilantro and a half lime-s worth of juice.  Mix, cover and let set for an hour in the fridge.  Best for the next few hours, good the next day, goes downhill after than.

I also add garlic, fresh or roasted too.  Smoked tomatoes and/or smoked chilies, different chilies...play with it.  I really like poblanos in there too.

Start simple, then play with it to your tastes.



I like mine chunky and fresh.  I don't cook or blend it unless I am making hot sauce, but that's a different critter.
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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2012, 04:15:01 PM »
PetrifiedWood started a thread a while back about salsa. His thread got buried as this forum great so rapidly. Here is the link to his thread.

http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,750.0.html
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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 04:26:43 PM »
PetrifiedWood started a thread a while back about salsa. His thread got buried as this forum great so rapidly. Here is the link to his thread.

http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,750.0.html

  Thanks to both of you,  this definitely helps.
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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 04:35:06 PM »
I am following your thread for some recipes since we keep growing around here quite fast.
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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2012, 12:05:27 AM »
Try a simple Pico:
White onion, jalapeno, tomato and cilantro.  1 lime and salt.

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One of our favorites is even simpler than that. Omit the tomato, and lime.
We call it onion-jalapeno salsa. Chunky is good. My oldest son can't get enough of it. But it's best fresh.
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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 12:15:57 AM »
PetrifiedWood started a thread a while back about salsa. His thread got buried as this forum great so rapidly. Here is the link to his thread.

http://bladesandbushcraft.com/index.php/topic,750.0.html

I'm glad you dug that up! I just looked over the recipe and realized I didn't put the peppers in!  :doh:

Anyhow I'm still chasing the elusive "restaurant salsa" flavor but the one I posted comes close.

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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 12:36:55 AM »
A great use for all those unripened tomatoes: salsa verde.

Green tomatoes
Jalapeno or serrano peppers (capped, but seeds left in)
Green onions (scallions)
Cilantro
Lime or lemon juice
Hint of crushed garlic
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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2012, 06:40:03 AM »
I hated 'pico de gallo' the first time I tasted it on our honeymoon in Cancun, but now I could drink it by the cupful :P.  Roughly translated as "beak of rooster", it gets its' name from the action of the thumb and forefinger in eating it as a snack :shrug:
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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2012, 12:15:30 PM »
Heres mine
Larrys Salsa
2 large cans whole tomatos
6 to 12 serrano peppers
6 to 8 cloves garlic
1 bunch cilantro
1 package green onions
1 medium can of tomato sauce
juice of 1 lime
1/2 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

put all the veggies in your processor and run till fine, then pulse the tomatos till the consistancy you like, add the sauce and the olive oil and mix really well.

Stand back cause once people taste this on corn chips they will knock you down gettin too it.

This is the res. style salsa you are looking for and is good on eggs and omelets too.

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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2012, 12:39:19 PM »
Dont you guys get an over powering flavor of onion in your  salsa's if you put that in the food processor along with the other ingredients?   I tried it twice and from now on I'll just hand chop the onion and process the rest together.  :) 


I dont have a recipe...   I'm not much impressed with my own salsa so I'm not sharing it.  ha ha.    I'll try some of these tho..

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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2012, 01:53:04 PM »
Not really and tghats why I like green onions too , not as overpowering.
If there is any left its even better the second day, also I forgot to say , add a couple tablespoons sugar.
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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2012, 07:24:25 PM »
I've made and eaten enough salsa to float a super tanker. The one I like the best is super simple and down right tasty. it aint no NY citified stuff but the real old MEX deal.

Salsa Rojo

1 15 oz can Fire roasted tomatoes
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tsp garlic salt (not garlic powder)
1 tsp dried cilantro
4 chili de arbols

Remove the stems from the chili pods
put into a blender
drain off all the juice from the tomatoes and put it in the blender with the chilies
add the lime juice
blend on the highest speed for 3 min
stop bender add the tomatoes, cilantro, and garlic salt
pulse twice for 2 seconds
pour into a pint jar and chill for 2 hrs to allow the flavors to meld
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Re: Home made salsa
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2012, 05:21:01 PM »
Smoke, that would ROCK toasting the arbols first!  I gotta make some of that.
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