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I attempt to recreate the salsa

Food in Mexico
Originally uploaded by Nikchick.
Super busy trying to catch up with things (and people) between trips. Got back from New York, Saturday we leave for Vegas and the GAMA Trade Show at oh-my-god-o'clock. I managed to make a decent vegetable curry the other night that gave us left overs for several days but tonight I craved something different. Something I had in Mexico. The Best Salsa in the World... oh how I crave it.

So I went out and got myself some ingredients and did my best this afternoon to make my best approximation of the salsa. I oven roasted some onions, garlic, tomatoes, tomatillos, and guessed at what to do about the peppers. I knew the pepper mixture had chipotle peppers in it but I didn't recognize (and can't remember) what our guy said the other two peppers were. I got a selection of dried and fresh peppers that I put together as an experiment, added the sesame seeds (that I ground with mortar and pestle) salt and cilantro. It was pretty good but not quite right. Too hot for starters... I need to adjust the peppers for sure. Also not "roasty" enough. I think I'll have to really be willing to blacken those veggies. In the photos I took, everything is just black but I wasn't confident enough to really get things blackened. Overall, though, I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt at recreating the salsa. Given a few more attempts, I'm pretty sure I can get pretty close.

This is probably the last cooking I will do before we head to Vegas. I haven't even had time to figure out where we're going to eat while we're there, which is stressing me out because I know my team is counting on me to get us some good eats while we're there. As official "Green Ronin Mom" I can't let my boys go hungry you know!


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