December 17, 2010
My sister-in -law loves my salsa and requests it whenever I visit - which is rare since I'm in the restaurant industry - but I was off for the Iron Bowl this year (Alabama vs. Auburn........War Eagle!) and thought I'd share the recipe with all of you...
Things you'll need:
2 lbs. (about 12) Fresh Plum tomatoes (also called Roma tomatoes)
2 cloves garlic
3 jalapeno peppers- small for milder sauce large for hotter
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced
1/3 cup white onion, diced
1 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
3/4 of a lime, quartered
Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and place tomatoes and next 2 ingredients on them.
Broil for 6 minutes, turn everything over and repeat for another 6 minutes.
Remove from oven. While the tomatoes are cooling peel garlic skins and cut off the stems of the peppers (do not remove skins or seeds).
Place in a mortar and pestle and grind together to form a thick paste. You can also use a bowl and the back of a spoon if you don't have one.
Place tomatoes in the food processor with the paste you formed. Add onions and cilantro and pulse on low for a few seconds.
Squeeze lime juice into salsa, add salt and taste for seasoning, pulse for a few more seconds and you're finished!
This is a great salsa and will win you lots of praise at parties or family gatherings!