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Old 04-29-09, 12:09 AM
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Old 04-29-09, 08:09 AM
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Pretty, but doesn't go well w/ eggs.
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Originally Posted by Ka_Jun View Post
Pretty, but doesn't go well w/ eggs.
It does if you put these on it.

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Old 04-29-09, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by KingTermite View Post
For the most part, you can't find good salsa in a jar. Must be 'fresh'.

That being said, I did find one I kinda liked once about 6 months ago, but damnit, I forgot which one!!

Mr. Termite: I beg to differ. Try Herdez brand. I can find this in my local Stater Brothers (So. California), but it is more easily found in a Mexican or latin American store. They don't add and preservatives or acidifiers like vinegar or citric acid and the stuff is VERY good; probably the closest to fresh I have tasted out of a sealed jar--and it is packed in glass any have several varieties and hotnesses.

Most of the stuff I have found in a regular grocery store is too tangy or sweet.
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Old 04-29-09, 09:38 AM
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for store salsa, i like the newman's pineapple. I wish there was a better pineapple salsa option, but its good for the most part.
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Old 04-29-09, 09:41 AM
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Originally Posted by icedmocha View Post
There are a lot of nice homemade salsas. An easy one is:
1 can diced tomatoes (undrained)
1 can green chiles
1 cup chopped onion
cilantro
sea salt (already high in sodium btw!)

Put in food processor until satisfactory.
And during fresh, ripe tomatoe season:

2 fresh ripe tomatoes (about 3/4 lb)
2-6 fresh jalapenos (or more)
1/2 a big onion
Cilantro (if you are a fan)
lime
salt

Dice tomatoes, saving all juice
Mince jalapenos, using as many as you wish, add to tomatoes.
Dice onion add to above jalapenos and tomatoes.

Cut lime in half and squeeze at least 1/2 onto above and stir. Salt to taste.
Chop cilantro and add just before serving.

Good for what ails you and absolutely delicious on frijoles de olla!

A story about the above, if you are worried bout a pepper being too spicy: One morning my 8th grade daughter tells me she needs salsa and chips to take to school. Being last minute and all, I crankily drive to the store and get the stuff to make the above recipe. Since I knew they were kids and cannot tolerate stuff super spicy, I made sure to finely chop the tomatoes and onions and de-seeded and de-veinedminced two big jalapenos (I tested the peppers, and yep, they were pretty hot even without the seeds and veins) to put into it. My daughter complained that no on would eat it, it would be too hot. I told her not to worry, just wait and see.

She came home that afternoon and said that other kids had brought canned/bottled salsa and chips, but my salsa she had set out was scarfed up first.

When in doubt, make fresh and seed, devein and finely mince the peppers.

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Old 03-27-11, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
I picked up 2 great ones from 2 different guys at the farmer's market this past weekend. They might even have websites, I will have to look. One is garlic-based ('delicious for people who enjoy solitude' it's labelled), the other is heavy on green olives.

Oh yeah: Garlic (really high octane and delicious, not much info on that page or google though)
Sadly our salsa connection passed away he was a real renaissance man according to the obit

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Old 03-27-11, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Ka_Jun View Post
Been eating a lot of salsa, lately. Huevos rancheros, and chips, mostly.

Whole Foods 365 medium salsa - bad

Muir Glen Organic - good

Drew's Medium Salsa - good

Here are the parameters. Preferably organic or natural, backburner okay, no front of the mouth burn that limits taste.

Suggestions for a tasty salsa?
Want me to give you my family's most popular recipe? Takes a couple minutes to make.
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Old 03-27-11, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by fuzzbox View Post
I have to agree with everyone else. I have not had a store bought salsa that was better than meh. Homemade mexican restaurant salsas ftw.
It's all about Guadalajara Grill for me. Extra tomatillos, extra garlic, nice and hot.
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Old 03-27-11, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by foehn View Post
Mr. Termite: I beg to differ. Try Herdez brand. I can find this in my local Stater Brothers (So. California), but it is more easily found in a Mexican or latin American store. They don't add and preservatives or acidifiers like vinegar or citric acid and the stuff is VERY good; probably the closest to fresh I have tasted out of a sealed jar--and it is packed in glass any have several varieties and hotnesses.

Most of the stuff I have found in a regular grocery store is too tangy or sweet.
That stuff is good, but often hard to find. It's pretty elusive anywhere but the Southwest.
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Old 03-27-11, 10:31 AM
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I've got to put in a vote for Duck's salsa. I've heard that a forum member is one of the owner's even.

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Old 03-27-11, 11:50 AM
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We've been buying a lot of Casa Sanchez salsa fresca lately. Other than that, we've had good luck with purchasing salsa fresca from the local hole-in-the-wall taquerias.
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Old 03-27-11, 12:17 PM
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mince a couple habanero peppers, a couple cloves of garlic, a whole onion and dice a ripe papaya add lime juice, all spice and cilantro to taste. Simple and powerful.
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This one opens deliciousness

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This one opens deliciousness

I brought mine home, too. Mine is in a dark metallic grey. They are hot bikes...
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Has the build commenced?
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Has the build commenced?
Build is done, bike is sitting in our living room. We've been too busy for the fitting but hopefully that'll happen this week.
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One can tomatoes.
Clove or two of garlic.
Salt
Cilantro
Dried chili pepper (I dried a bunch of poblano peppers from the garden. They work well)
Process the mix. I use a submersion mixer 'cause it's easy and that's what I have.
Eat
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Old 03-30-11, 02:52 PM
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casa sanchez is good. make your won though, just roast some tomatoes and jalapenos, put them in a blender with garlic, cilantro, onions, salt, pepper, lime juice and blend.
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Homemade duh
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I'll generally agree with homemade being best, BUT, for some reason, using half fresh tomatoes and half canned tomatoes really rocks it, as does mixing in a wee splash of tequila (about one shot for every 4 cups of salsa.) Same thing with the cilantro, parsley and basil--sometimes throwing in a little of the dried stuff tastes better than using all fresh spices.
But if you're too busy entertaining, Flame Boy (they also have smokey pineapple, peach, and mango) and Frontera make some nice ones, (but they're not exactly homogeneous; sometimes Flame Boy's medium will be murderous-hot, and sometimes the hot will be Thai-chile unpalatable.)


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