Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Rosie Makes Salsa And Guacamole.

There's nothing better than a good homemade salsa and I'm here to tell you how to make one.
I dropped 6 Roma tomatoes in boiling water for about 10 seconds.
Rinse in cold water.
Then you can very easily peel off the skins.
Slice each 'mater in half ...
... and squeeze out the seeds and juice.
The seeds and peel aren't digestible and I just don't like 'em in my salsa.
I have chopped tomatoes, chopped scallion, minced garlic, minced jalapeno, chopped red onion, chopped red, orange, and yellow pepper, some leftover Rotel tomatoes with green chilies, and some minced cilantro.
I mixed all together and added in about a tablespoon of sugar ...
... and a tablespoon of cider vinegar.
Taste test. It needed more jalapeno and cilantro.
Finely chop the cilantro and jalapeno.
And I added about 3 tablespoons of V8 and a few grinds of salt and pepper.
Perfection. Now, let's make some guac.
My ingredients: 1 ripe avocado red onion scallion garlic jalapeno lime
Slice avocado in half and scoop out the flesh.
Squeeze in the lime juice ...
... and mash the avocado.
Add the rest of the ingredients - red onion, scallion, garlic, and jalapeno. Freshly ground salt and pepper.
Mix well.
And enjoy.


Kathy said...

I'm very happy that you didn't put the evil raw tomatoes in the guacamole. I was thinking - sun-dried tomatoes are stinkingly expensive. Could you slow dry roma tomatoes in the oven yourself?

Rosie Hawthorne said...

Well, price-wise, a little sun-dried 'mater goes a long way.

And I don't see why you couldn't slowly dry the Romas in the oven.

Oh wait! Ya think you could dry 'em in the sun?

Kathy said...


Sun would take too long for me. I am impatient.