Monday, December 04, 2006

Salsa Cynthia

1 lb Tomatoes
1 Onion; red or white
2 Garlic cloves
4 oz Jalepeno peppers; 100 g
1 ts -Salt
2 tb Vegetable oil
1 Lime; juice of
Cilantro, fresh; few sprigs
Blanche the tomatoes in boiling water; then peel and see (reserving seeds and peel.) Chop tomato flesh roughly and add to bowl of food processor (not blender). Strain juice from peel and seeds. Add to bowl. Peel onion and cut in eighths. Add to food processor bowl. Remove stems from jalapeno; cut in halves. Scoop out and discard core and most of seeds (the more seeds you leave in, the hotter the sauce). Chop cleaned jalapeno and add to bowl (wash your hands right after handling the pepper.) Add salt. Process contents of food processor with a couple of quick pulses, then at high for no more than a minute, until mixture is minced but not liquified. Transfer mixture to pan; add oil. cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes until bubbling and foaming pink. Remove salsa from heat,; let cool at least 10 minutes (an hour is better). Add lime juice to cooled salsa and stir. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.


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