|I generally cook upside down.|
So what is real salsa? Real Mexican salsa is so simple, so easy, it's going to blow your mind when I tell you how easy it is to make. Yet unless you grew up in Tijuana, or have a Hispanic friend willing to divulge the secrets of true Mexican cuisine, then you wouldn't know how to make it. As if there is a conspiracy to keep it from all the gringos on the Internet tracking down the real thing was a passion of mine. Till now no one has ever published a recipe for true, authentic Mexican salsa. Sure I had to help four immigrants cross the border and sell my child's own social security number to get it, but here it is:
- Authentic Mexican Restaurant Salsa Recipe
1- 28oz can of crushed tomatoes
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of garlic powder
3 (approx.) tablespoons of pickled jalapeño rings (and juice)
(add more to increase heat)
cilantro leaves to taste
1. Pour all ingredients into blender or food processor.
2. Blend well, and taste, adjusting flavors as needed.
** Be aware that hotness does increase with time.
- ** If you can afford to chill in in the refrigerator for 20 minutes, you'll find the flavors combine superbly.
Several friends have adapted the recipe with a hint of lime, or other ingredients. Feel free to play around to meet your own taste needs.