Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Salsa Out of a Can?

You heard me right. Although the salsa doesn't come out of a can, only the tomatoes come out of the can. During the summer of 2008, there was a big scare regarding fresh tomatoes. The news said that only tomatoes from Mexico are affected and only those in particular states. Well, you know how people get when a scare hits. Every grocery started to pull tomatoes off of their produce racks.

Well, I don't like store bought salsa so I had to improvise a bit. I had some canned tomatoes and decided to work on my recipe for Salsa using canned tomatoes.

After a lot of trial and error, here is my recipe for the salsa. You can use regular tomatoes, but this is really good and works in a pinch.

1 1/2 cans canned tomatoes with juice
3 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 lime, juice of
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
3 dashes Louisiana Hot Sauce
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce

Combine all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse it a few times for chunky. If you like a smoother consistence, put the spurs to her and pulse it until you get to the consistence you are looking for.

When handling peppers, use latex gloves. You don't want to rub your eyes or take your contacts out after you seed and chop peppers. I made the mistake once. ONCE!

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