Thursday, November 02, 2006
I need a vacation...so I am taking (a sadly short) one. Mexico...and to get in the mood, I am listening to some Jimmy Buffet, making this fire roasted salsa and drinking Mexican beer. Delicious and relaxing on all fronts. This picture is from last years trip...new ones will appear "Come Monday." The best news? No phones, no TV and it's shrimp season. Could it be any better?
Fire Roasted Salsa:
(makes about 5-6 cups)
1 large forest-green chili pepper ( a poblano works great here)
3-4 serrano green chilis (or jalapenos)
4 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Place peppers and garlic on a sheet pan, broil, turning frequently, until brown and blistered on all sides. Pull tops off chilis, dump seeds if desired (I used them), peel garlic and blend with other ingredients.