Sunday, July 5, 2009

Playing Catch-up- Teaching the neighbors how to make salsa

A couple of weeks ago our neighbor needed to learn how to make something completely from scratch and without any kind of electricity for a school project. She asked us to help her because she didn't want to do anything traditional. She wanted to try something new that the judges of the contest may have never had before. So...we decided to teach her how to make my "famous" salsa (people around here sure like it and always ask me to make it for get-togethers). I have been able to perfect the recipe since coming here because I am always craving it. Here are some pictures from the night we taught our neighbor.

Chopping tomatoes...little brother was a great help!


Writing down the recipe and chowing down

Brittany's "Famous" Fresh Salsa
(super simple and super tasty)

1 kg of tomatoes (about 2.2 lbs.)- peeled, seeded and diced
(my trick to peeling is to stick the tomatoes in boiling water for a few seconds and the peel comes right off)

1 medium size onion, diced

4 cloves of garlic, minced

1 small green chili, diced into tiny pieces
(probably half of a small jalopeno, if you're in America)

the juice of one lime
(or lemon if you're in South Asia)

2 handfuls of cilantro, stems removed and chopped roughly

salt, pepper and cumin to taste
(if I have it available, I will replace the spices with a McCormick Salsa Seasoning packet)


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