September 15, 2014

Homemade salsa roja

A recipe in my blog? I don't see why not.. Cooking is, for me, a creative outlet. I cook to celebrate and to share, cooking makes me feel closer to my family and
my culture. I thought I could share some of these recipes now and then and I hope you enjoy them.

And to all of us who will celebrate Mexico's independence tonight.. ¡Viva México!

Homemade salsa roja

You will need:

4 plum tomatoes cored. 
1/8 of a white onion
3 Serrano chilies, stems removed (you can use 1 jalapeño 
instead and you can change the amounts depending on how mild 
or spicy you want your salsa)
1 teaspoon of salt
few cilantro leaves

I don't put garlic on this salsa, but if you like the flavor you can add 1/2 clove 
and roast it along with the other ingredients.

On a comal or a skillet, roast the tomatoes, onion and chilies until blackened 
on all sides.

If you want to make it the traditional way, place all the roasted ingredients 
in a molcajete, add the fresh cilantro leaves and grind with the pestle 
until smooth. You can use a blender or a food processor instead.

Season with salt.

Enjoy! :)

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