The other night I was standing in my kitchen,
looking at the most beautiful Organic Tomatoes and Peppers from my CSA.
I knew what I had to do …
I love making my variations of my homemade salsa.
I say variations because I seem to do it a little differently each time I make it,
depending on my mood and the season.
There was a little nip in the air so it made me want to heat things up a bit by roasting my ingredients with hot and sweet peppers.
I usually like it real hot!
I sauteed some purple onions in a pan with olive oil to let them get just slightly brown along the edges.
When the onions were done I turned the heat off,
added my half sliced tomatoes, cut side down.
The pan was still hot so the tomatoes had a chance to absorb the olive oil and onion flavors while slightly cooking in the pan. I put a lid on the pan for about 1 minute to add a quick burst of heat
and then set the pan aside to cool.
In the meantime, I chopped my Organic Peppers into slices and roasted them in my
T-Fal ActiFry for 5 minutes.
I let them cool, them added them to my mini food processor with
6-12 sliced jalapeños to coarsely chop.
Once the ingredients in the pan were cooled I added 1/4 cup to
my mini food processor for a quick chop chop.
I removed the coarsely chopped salsa and placed it in a bowl.
I added more ingredients and made it a little thinner, pulsed to a thick puree.
I continued this process until all the ingredients were chopped and added it to the bowl.
I added a few more ingredients –
1 teaspoon of fresh chopped garlic
1 teaspoon of Smoked Sea Salt
fresh ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried Aji Limo – heat level 8
Mix well and serve room temperature or chilled.
We didn’t want to wait so we dove right in!
If you can wait, it is always better to allow for a little bit of time for the flavors to meld.
1 hour should be good.
Overnight is always better so I secretly put some in a container
and into the refrigerator for the next morning to have with my eggs!
I hope there are more Organic Peppers and Tomatoes in this week’s CSA from Persephone Farm!