Friday, 19 August 2016

Salsa! Yum Yum Yum

My premise behind salsa is a good flavor yet mild and kid friendly. Add more jalapeño if you like. the original recipe tells you to use much more than I do. About 1/2 cup for this batch size 

So one day you think to yourself, yup I bought tomatoes and yup it would be fun to "try" my hand at making salsa.

So you have no idea how head deep you'll be and well, your being lazy like me and making a half batch. Not because your actually lazy, but because you don't just trust a recipe you've never used before... So you don't want to waste good food. Right? Right! 

So here we go the recipe says take x amount of cups and you think hmm, I have no idea how many tomatoes equals 1 cup of peeled, diced strained tomato 

The actual recipe is found on called wonderful salsa.

but this is my slightly tweaked version and half batch. Yields approx 7 cups of salsa 

Let's dive in:

4 cups tomato (approx 20 small Roma tomatoes) 
1 1/4 cup diced onion (1 medium onion)
1/2 large bell pepper diced
1 inch off the center of a whole jalapeño finely minced and I removed the seeds. (Less than 1 tbsp)
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp pepper
2 tbsp kosher salt
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp white vinegar
1 can tomato paste 5.5 ml 
1 can tomato sauce 7ml (I didn't have tomato sauce so I opened another can of tomato paste used 2 tablespoons of paste and my 5.5 oz can that was empty full of water to make a sauce consistency)

So when you start on the tomatoes you might feel like you are about to lose the rest of your day and if your like me and hand slice because your stubborn you just might:) get a large pot of water boiling, after washing your tomatoes Blanche them for 1 minute in the boiling water, remove them and place into cool water, now you can slice one line down the tomato and remove the skin, get chopping, place into a colander over a bowl and keep going;) 

Once you have prepped all of your ingredients. Pour them into a pot get to a low boil and boil for 10 minutes. Place into sterilized jars and be ready to water bath can for 10 minutes and voila.  

Seriously delectable, I hope you give this a try:) and tell me just how tasty it was. 

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