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Wanted Salsa Recipe

Postby Eugene » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:08 pm

I have a good supply of wild onions, garlic and horseradish. I thought they would make up part of a real mean salsa. So, I'm looking for salsa recipes that could utilize these ingredients.

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Postby spiveyman » Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:55 pm

sit tight - when mom gets back from socializin i'll get hers that'll up the bar for sure.... 8)
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Postby Hengy » Tue May 01, 2007 4:53 pm

Hey there, Eugene...

I was just at the first barbecue of the season about a week and a half ago, and had this EXCELLENT salsa recipe. It worked out just great, and I am sure that you can work out some Horseradish into this formula if you would like... Let me know what you think!

Chavarri’s Pico de Gallo


Ingredients:

▪ (3) medium to large Tomatoes
▪ (1) medium to large Yellow or Purple Onion
▪ ½ teaspoon minced fresh Garlic
▪ (2) Limes
▪ (1) package (healthy handful) fresh Cilantro
▪ (3) tablespoons Olive Oil
▪ Salt – not more than 1 teaspoon
▪ 1 or 2 Serrano Peppers. (They look like a smaller version of a Jalepeno)


Directions:

In a large mixing bowl, combine the following:

▪ Chop up tomatoes – not too fine, not too large – ¼” to ¾” is good.
▪ Chop up the onion – a little smaller than the tomato chunks.
▪ Chop the cilantro – finely chopped
▪ Pulverize or roll the limes with the heel of your hand so that they feel all juiced and soft inside. Cut about
half-way through them and proceed to squeeze the juice out into the bowl. Use your thumb on the
inside of the lime to squeeze out the juice from the remaining pulp. You don’t want the pulp in the mixture,
just the juice.
▪ Chop the Serrano peppers – very finely
▪ Chop or mince garlic – very finely
▪ Mix the contents well in the bowl
▪ Add the Olive Oil
▪ Mix again
▪ Add salt to taste. Be careful with this. It’s easy to over-salt. Add a little, taste it, add a little more, taste it….
▪ Mix again


Suggestionsfrom my friend at Main Street Ingredients

▪ Have a good, sharp chef’s knife.
▪ Don’t be shy with the left over tomato “juice” on the cutting board, put it in the bowl.
▪ Don’t even think of chopping the ingredients with a food processor!
▪ Don’t rub your eyes after chopping the peppers.
▪ About the lime juice you can buy in the little plastic bottles – Just Say No!
▪ If you’re in a hurry, the minced garlic you can buy in the little jars, in it’s own juice, is passable.
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Postby Eugene » Tue May 01, 2007 5:47 pm

Thanks WC.

I have a good supply of ramps. Plan on going out and digging up quart or two and putting them in the freezer. Waiting for tomato season.

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Postby flag » Thu May 03, 2007 7:22 am

That sounds very good, Iwill have to try it but got to find 1 ingredient first (fresh Cilantro) :?:
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Postby Hengy » Thu May 03, 2007 8:04 am

Cilantro is like "Mexican Parsley" and should be at just about any grocery store (esepcially in Florida :lol: ).

Good luck and let me know how you like it...

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