Sunday, May 16, 2010

Summer Salsas

Here are some salsa recipes that you can use to flatter your best summer grilling recipes.

The photo at the left is by Chris Court and this recipe for Chilli Sauce is from Donna Hay Magazine.

Fresh Chilli Sauce

• 4 long red chillies, chopped

• 3 cloves garlic, peeled

• 1 cup coriander (cilantro) leaves

• ½ cup grated palm sugar

• ⅓ cup fish sauce

• 1 cup lime juice, (about 4 limes)

• 1 small piece ginger, peeled and sliced

Place the chillies, garlic, coriander, sugar, fish sauce, lime juice and ginger in the bowl of a food processor. Process for 1–2 minutes or until well combined. Makes 2 cups.

I tried to duplicate the recipe of the Cucumber Salsa I bought at my gourmet food store. This salsa is outstanding and adds a real kick to your fish or egg dishes especially if you are generous with the Tabasco.

Cucumber Salsa

3 Medium Cucumbers – Peel. Remove seeds.

3 Medium Tomatoes – remove seeds.

1 green Bell Pepper

¼ cup Tomato Juice

2 Tbsp Cilantro

2 Jalapeno Peppers – remove seeds

½ tsp. Apple Cider Vinegar

Tabasco Sauce to taste

¼ cup Scallions

Salt and Pepper to taste

Squeeze of Lime Juice

Place all ingredients in a food processor. Process for 1-2 minutes or until well combined.

This salsa is also great on eggs and really gives your breakfast a kick.
Bon Appetit!