Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Salsa and Chips

I took about twenty of my tomatoes, mostly culls, split, small, soft, worm holed or otherwise flawed, peeled them and made about a gallon of salsa. I added a handful of small, very hot Serranos, finely chopped, a couple onions and red bell peppers, vinegar and salt, a little lime juice.

It's a good way to get rid of these tomatoes. Very sweet, tasty, strong tomato flavor. Plenty hot enough but OK for people besides me to eat.

It's hot weather here. Fresh fried tortilla strips and salsa makes a good warm weather repast. Too bad I don't drink a lot of beer anymore.


Steve Harkonnen said...

Sounds delicious....was this a recipe, or something I do where I just throw it in there?

reddog said...

It's not really a recipe. You have to add everything pretty much to your own taste. When I make it just for myself, almost nobody else will eat it. You can add whatever vegetables you happen to have around and if you think they might be good in it they probably will be. Fresh greens are also good. Cilantro, parsley, mint, Basil. A little grated ginger works pretty good.

Salsa's really just a condiment/relish/chutney. Keep an open mind when you make it and when you eat it.