Easy Jalapeno Salsa/Sauce

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by richoso1, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jalapeno Salsa/sauce:
    (12) fresh green jalapenos (with/without seeds/membrane)
    (4) peeled garlic cloves
    (2) 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes
    (1) Small handful of chopped cilantro
    Salt to taste

    Put all ingredients in a blender/food processor till it’s at the texture you like, then add the cilantro. If it is too thick, add small amount of water. This is a hot mix, for milder version use less jalapenos.
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  2. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I bet you could cut the heat and get a great flavor by substituting Anaheim's or poblanos for part of the jalepenos. Sounds like a great salsa though. I will have to try it.
     
  3. dionysus

    dionysus Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Sounds good Dude. If you like hot sauce, here's one you should try .....


    Habanera Sauce
    • 1/2 c cider vinegar
    • 1/2 onion, minced
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 carrot, grated
    • 12 habaneras, cored
    • 1 tsp olive oil
    • 1/3 c chicken broth
    • 1/4 c tequila (gold)
    • 1 tsp leaf oregano
    • Lawrey's seasoned salt (to taste)
    • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 cup honey
    1. Sauté the onions in the olive oil until they just start to turn golden.
    2. Add the grated carrot and the minced garlic and stir for a minute, just to soften it.
    3. Add the oregano at this time as well. Stir over moderate heat for about a minute.
    4. Add the habaneras and the vinegar bring to a simmer, cover and cook about 10 minutes until the habs are soft.
    5. Remove from heat and cool a little bit. Put in the blender and blend thoroughly.
    6. Put back in the pot and bring to a simmer again.
    7. Add chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce, and honey. Add salt to taste. Add the tequila and cook long enough to take away the raw alcohol flavor.
    It's pretty hot but the carrots and honey make it so you can taste the flavor of the habs without scorching yourself in the process. The chicken broth and tequila ensure that it's not too vinegary.
     
  4. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That sounds great Rich! I'd have to make two batches though... the wife and grandkids are not real fond of heat, but I am.

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  5. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    This sounds like my type of salsa! Thanks!
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Stumbled on something by trial and error... if you substitute smoked sea salt (or smoked salt) for regular salt, this salsa taste like a Chipotle Salsa!
     
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Rich - that's a great, and simple, recipe for salsa that I will be trying for our next company pot-luck. Is the heat really that hot with the seeds and veins removed from the japs? Just curious cause I thought that stuff (seeds and mem) were the heat producers.

    Thanks for the qvue!
     
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sumosmoke, if you're worried about the heat, use 4-5 jalapenos and remove the seeds/membrane from 2 of them. You can always work your way up the heat ladder. Good luck!
     
  9. ... wonder if you substitute some of the tomatoes for some tomatillos, smoked in smoker until they get soft, and dice them up. And maybe grill jalapenos over heat, take off skin, and add them.
    Wow, now I'm getting hungry.
     
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Diesel Fanatic, my wife often uses tomatillos in place of tomatoes. We usually buy a 35 lb. bag of New Mexico chiles around Labor Day, we roast them on the grill, peel them, then freeze them up. We're down to our last 5 lbs. Your idea has been tried and it's a very tasty salsa. You've got good imagination!
     
  11. I do the same with Anaheims ... grow them in the garden, roast, peel, and freeze.
    My favorite, is to blend them with tomatillos, cilantro, garlic and onions. Thin it out with chicken broth, and simmer smoked pork in it ... then make tacos or enchiladas with mont jack cheese.
    Salsa Verde ... oh yeah!!!!
     

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