02
Aug
15

smokey salsa

Don’t grab that jar of salsa from the supermarket shelve ! Most likely you already have the ingredients to make an original and kick ass mix in the pantry. Be creative !

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Here’s what I have have from the market… You can probably do better going to a farm or farmers market.

Sliced tomatoes, sweet onions (salted and peppered), garlic, and  corn. The corn was barely passable, small kernels, not to tasty. This is because I don’t want to make multiple stops at different places when shopping usually.

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Ok, we’re well into summer so don’t be tied to the stove I’m going to grille all the ingredients for the salsa, besides good time for a homebrew while the charcoal is starting.

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The corn and garlic first, the garlic rack is a metal piece from a discarded toaster oven. Some wood chips over the coals periodically for smoke.

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garlic roasted and corn charred.

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A grille pan, a perforated metal pan makes grilling easy for veggies, Looks like there’s some  sliced turnip there too ! Mix the veggies with some olive oil prior to grilling.

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onions are done.

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tomatoes are next with the turnip, the turnip didn’t cook long enough with the onions.

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mix everything together, add and/or  adjust seasoning preferences, if possible let stand to meld flavors.

Since chili peppers were not available, I used a combination of pepper flakes, smoked ancho, habernero, and jalapeno for heat and spice.

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Most would serve this with corn chips, didn’t have any or the time to roll some out as I was hungry . Wrapped a small portion  of the salsa in romaine  lettuce leaves, probably better for me  than chips !

You probably associate salsa with a tomato based type from a jar, it can be any combination !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salsa_%28sauce%29


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