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Monday, January 13, 2014

Making Salsa.......................

Today we were going to have taco's for supper. Well not really because they were in wraps and not in taco shells.........whatever!!!! So I thought I would have another go at making salsa. The last batch we sort of liked but it was not quite the same as at LaSenorita. So what was the missing ingredient? I did follow a recipe but then added things to it trying to get the taste right.
Basically it is 4 green chili peppers (jalepeno)and 8 Roma tomatoes to that they said to add onion and fresh cilantro (I had to use dried) salt to taste, and garlic. Well I cant remember what I added last time but it was OK just not quite right. I did add lime juice.I tried a teaspoon of sugar, and even added a can of tomatoes with the peppers in it.
So this time I had 6 jalapeno peppers, 9 Roma tomatoes, 1/8 cup of garlic(from a jar) 1/2 can of tomato paste, salt, lemon (did not have lime) dried cilantro, and onions then after looking at a jar of bought salsa, I added some vinegar. I didn't measure things just kept mixing and adding until I liked it.
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we tried it on some crackers and it was pronounced good.
I used Roma tomatoes because they have more flesh and less seed than regular tomatoes.
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Meanwhile, while I am trying to figure out what is missing..........my little helper is washing every dish not hidden away.
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He had declared that it was a PJ day for him. Trouble was he was soaked by the time he did a couple of plates. I got my jars out of the way so he could have at it...........
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Off came the top and he was happy to play with the bubbles but he did actually do the dishes and went looking for more.
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Well Tristen had fun, he declined to taste the end product. I have since found another recipe that I will try next time. Making your own is just so fresh tasting. The bought Salsa is much more tomatoey than mine. Maybe I should try without the green peppers???? This is the end product.
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Next time I am trying a new recipe I found using canned tomatoes, it looks more like the restaraunt style so we shall see. Hey, its never bad so why not keep trying. Right!!! If anyone has a great salsa recipe I would love if you would share it.




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6 comments:

NanaDiana said...

That looks delicious and I LOVE your sweet helper. That's the best part of all!!!! xo Diana

Pura Vida said...

a great day for that spicy treat!

Merlesworld said...

It looks good enough to eat.
Some people I know think PJ's should be worn every day not mentioning any names.
Merle...........

Magic Love Crow said...

I Love salsa and your's looks good! I love pj day ;o) I have it alot! LOL!

Donna Wilkes said...

I love salsa with pineapple added. yours looks delicious. What a helper!

Connie said...

I love salsa . . . the hotter the better :)