Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa

"Dia de Independencia" is this week's theme at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC) , where we are cooking up a feast to celebrate Mexican Independence Day! 

I've made some salsa! Simply because, when I think of Mexico, one of the things that comes to mind is Salsa! And I have never tried making my own before, I bought a bottle of salsa a couple of months ago for my Mexican cooking, and I wonder why did I not make it earlier, when it is so simple, easy and taste absolutely delish when homemade! And definitely much cheaper to make your own! 


When I read the instructions for making Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa, it seems easy enough! The garlic cloves and jalapenos are being roasted till brownish all over and garlic are tender and soft. Love the smell of the roasting jalapenos and garlic!



The garlic and jalapenos are then thrown into the food processor, whiz to chop and added in the rest of the ingredients, processed to a coarse slightly chunky puree, simple, quick and very easy! Season to taste with some salt and lime juice. The result is a wonderful, tasty and delicious salsa with the spiciness of the jalapenos and also I have used a can of diced tomatoes with mild peppers, a superb choice! This is a little too spicy for my kids, so I get to enjoy it all to myself! This salsa is great eaten with anything. I ate this yummy salsa with another of Rick Bayless's yummy recipe, that's for next week. Craving for some salsa, give this a try!


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Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa
Makes about 1-1/2 cups
1 to 2 fresh jalapeno chiles
3 garlic cloves, unpeeled
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes in juice, preferably fire roasted
1/4 cup (loosely packed) chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
salt
  1. Roast the chiles and garlic. In a small ungreased skillet over medium heat, roast the chiles and garlic, turning regularly, until they are soft and blotchy brown, about 10 minutes for the chiles, 15 minutes for the garlic. Cool until handleable, then pull the stems off the chiles and roughly chop. Peel the skin off the garlic. Scoop into a food processor and pulse until quite finely chopped.
  2. Finish the salsa. Add the tomatoes with their juice. Re-cover and pulse until you have a coarse puree. Scrape into a serving dish. Stir in the cilantro and lime juice. Taste and season with salt, usually about 1/2 teaspoon. Your're ready to serve.

21 comments:

  1. It's funny how you mention you love the smell: I think it's one of the great things about it, too!

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  2. Joyce, the salsa does look very delicious. I think I've seen jalapeno chillies in Jusco and I'll make it a point to buy some for this.

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    1. Delicious and lovely looking salsa .Simply droolworthy.
      Deepa

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  3. Joyce , I can't stop looking at your yummy salsa ! :D Goes well with corn chips ! lol

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  4. Delicious salsa with roasted garlic, very flavorful..

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  5. I can imagine the smoky aroma this recipe produced!

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  6. Didn't know salsa was so easy to make!! I shouldn't be paying so much for a jar in the supermarket.

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  7. Lots of salsa this week, but how can you have too much salsa? Love the roasted effects!! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. The finished product looks very tempting... nice...

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  9. Salsa is the perfect thing to celebrate with--it's irresistible. This one looks delicious. ;-)

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  10. Yumm, super flavourful salsa,definitely inviting.

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  11. you know, ive never tried jalapeno chillies. Are they hot like chili padi or milder a bit? i think this would be great for my sandwiches or wraps too! tortilla wraps not hot body wraps! LOL!!

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  12. Lovely! I'll bet this would be great with a lot of different dishes. Since it's breakfast I'm dreaming about it on an omelette!

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  13. I love salsa and I'm going to bookmark this post.

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  14. Oh yum! This looks so delicious. Now on my list of must-make recipes!

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  15. Homemade salsa! This will be perfect to eat with your cornbread (from your previous post)...

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  16. I was thinking more along the salsa dance although this edible salsa will probably made me want to dance too lol! Pass me some chips dipped in salsa...yummy!

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  17. Yum - so many possibilities with this salsa!

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  18. Beautiful! I love that method of toasting the garlic and the chiles. I had never done that before we started cooking with Rick. What a great way to bring on the flavour!

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