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Molcajete Salsa

Discussion in 'Veggies' started by bulldogbacchus, Dec 27, 2010.

  1.  True molcajete is made with a mortar and pestle. A smoky, fiery hot salsa, it is a far cry from the watered down, bottled salsas so common today. My simplifed version uses a food processor, and thus is a bit easier than the classic.



    Grill 3 lbs of tomatoes and 1 lb of serano peppers( stems removed) until mildly charred. Let cool. Remove tomato skins and cores. Combine with 1/2cup of cilantro and 3 cloves of garlic in blender or food processor. Process.  Salt to taste. It's done! Very Spicy
  2. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks! sounds fresh and tasty!
  3. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    you got my mouth watering i love salsa...my wife makes a great raspberry flavored one with haboneros..but seranos sound good too!!!
  4. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Now your talking, I love serranos. That simple salsa is the best. [​IMG]I've never tried grilling them first, now I will.
  5. azkitch

    azkitch Smoke Blower

    How many habaneros again?

    I can't believe they're $7.99 or more per pound here in Arizona. Sheesh!

    I haven't done it for a long time, but I smoked a bunch of tomatoes, onions, garlic, serranos/habbies and made a salsa. I was pretty impressed--and got compliments on it at work from a bunch of guys that make salsa too. Yay!

    I'll have to do that again soon. Friday's payday.
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just for clarificaton,   
    Molcajete is the Mexican version of a mortar and pestle. These type of tools are used to grind spices. Its being used in many countries. You have a salsa made with a molcajete. This is a very old and great tool for making salsa and grinding spices and other great things too. It's all good my friend.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2011
  7. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    good to see ya in these parts dave..............
  8. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I love fresh salsa big time. Roasted tomatoes are awesome too. Great looking salsa
  9. dougmays

    dougmays Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks awesome...i've never skinned and cored a tomato...is it as simple as rubbing off the skin when its been on the grill or more involved? also how do you core a tomato?
  10. Man that's cool.  I've tried to make salsa 3 or 4 times and I have hated every one. 

    That's on my to do list after hunting season is over.
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm not sue was was meant, but the tomatoes might have been peeled after grilling, and the Serrano chiles may have been cored. It's all good my friend.
  12. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The Orange habaneros are going for $4.99 a pound here in SoCal, and that's in a local Mexican market. That's a high price to pay for fresh chile. It's all good my friend.
  13. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That salsa sounds good, how bout some onions in on that!!
  14. dougmays

    dougmays Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    i was about to say i'm gonna try this but also smoke some onions on it! mmmm