27 September 2008

Home Made Salsa

A job for the winter months...looking after some cacti for the Spanish neighbour, this feller below is a bit of a monster at nearly 8 inches tall and breeds like a gremlin from the 80,s everytime you add water.

Something else growing in the garden are two large tomato plants... tomatoes mean SALSA!

6 - 8 medium ripe tomatoes
Garlic (amount depending on preference)
1 - 2 Green peppers
Olive oil
salt to taste
1 tbsp of sugar

Chop the tomatoes and then blend until they become a liquid.

Transfer tomatoes to a pan, add the salt and cook for roughly 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, de seed and chop the peppers into pieces about 2 cm in size and chop the garlic.

In a frying pan, add a little olive oil, the garlic and the peppers. Allow to cook gently until they are soft.

After about 20 minutes of cooking the tomatoes, almost all of the liquid should have evaporated and you will be left with a thick sauce. If necessary, cook a little longer.

When you have a thick salsa, turn the heat right down and add the sugar to the tomatoes.

Add the cooked garlic and peppers to your tomatoes and heat gently.

Serve in a bowl adding a little olive oil to the salsa. You can of course add some "fire" with chili peppers. Lovely.

Spanish Salsa / Mojo Sauce


Sam Sotiropoulos said...

A very nice blog you have here, it has been added to my Reader and I will be returning! Thanks for the salsa recipe, I have a number of not fully ripened tomatoes that would be perfect for it! :-)

Cutie said...

Oh, I love making salsa too. But mine is different from yours. I think yours seem like a more authentic salsa recipe. hehe... Gotta try it one day.

Orce Serrano Hams said...

Sam: Thanks for visiting and for your comments, we love Greek food and as for those Greek salads - BEST in the world!!

Cutie: Spanish salsa is a bit like soup - no real rules...throw some extra chili/piquillo peppers in or some smoked paprika for an alternative edge to something really easy, and of course -let me know how it goes!