7/08/2012

Sunday Dinner

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Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa and Tortilla Chips

Pork Carnitas
Onions and Cilantro
Tomato Habanero Sauce
Homemade Refried Beans

Coconut Cream Cheesecake


This is the menu for my daughter's Sunday birthday dinner.  Twelve years flew by in a blink! She loves to enhance these flavors with a nice, spicy salsa. This recipe is adapted from one in Rick Bayless' classic Mexico-One Plate At A Time.  Who better to put your trust in for a solid recipe for Mexican food?

Sunday Dinner one year ago

Fire-Roasted Tomato Salsa
makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 to 2 fresh jalapeño chiles
3 cloves of garlic, unpeeled
1 (15-ounce) can fire-roasted tomatoes
1/4 cup (loosely packed) chopped fresh cilantro
1 green onion, trimmed and finely chopped
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
Kosher salt to taste

In a small non-stick skillet over medium heat, roast the chiles and garlic, turning regularly, until they are soft and blotchy brown, about 10 minutes for the chiles and 15 minutes for the garlic. Cool to the touch.  Remove the stems from the chiles and roughly chop.  Peel the skins from the garlic.  Add the chiles and garlic to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Add the tomatoes and their juice and pulse until you have a coarse puree.  Transfer the mixture to a serving dish.  Stir in the green onion, cilantro, and lime juice.  Season to taste with kosher salt, about 1/2 teaspoon.  Enjoy!

Source: Adapted from Mexico-One Plate at a Time by Rick Bayless

5 comments:

  1. Yummy Nicole! It looks like the kind of salsa that I could eat like soup, by the bowl-ful!

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  2. Your salsa sounds great. Did you really make homemade tortillas? Wow!

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  3. This looks so simple and delicious :). Thank you for the post.

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  4. Homemade salsas are so much fun! They bring a lot of variety to dishes and are so easy to make. LOVE your recipe! I'm going to try it on the next taco night!

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  5. That homemade salsa looks lovely. Definitely a great addition to a Sunday family dinner. :) Love it!

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