Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mammaw's Salsa Recipe

Mammaw is Hunter's grandmother and Mammaw is the kind of grandmother that serves up an excellent set of traditional food on every trip.  In her younger years, a visit to her house meant a big breakfast with buttery eggs, bacon and biscuits, taco salad, fried fish, cobb salad, biscotti, cherry cheese pie, homemade chocolate sauce, and on and on and on.  You were also discouraged from eating just one plate. 

I have LOVED salsa since about 1997. I don't know how I even lived before then.  Mammaw's salsa is entirely different from any other salsa I have ever had.  It is excellent on chips, but is amazing on fried fish and taco salad.  I think the salad vinegar is the key reason that this salsa is stand out on the fish and salads.

Here is the recipe. 

1 to 2 jalapenos
1 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
2 Tablespoons of Heinz Salad Vinegar (not available in all stores, but sold in Wal Mart)
1 teaspoon of sugar
1/4 teaspoon of salt

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor, but leave the salsa a bit chunky.  You may want to throw the jalapenos in first and give them some extra pulses. Store the salsa in a Mason Jar with a plastic lid.  Hunter and I searched for the Mason Plastic Canning Lids for ages and finally found them in a Wal Mart in Florida.

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At June 19, 2012 at 8:47 AM , Blogger KEE said...

Pass the fried fish and salsa, please.

At June 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM , Blogger Elena said...

Will try this soon. We actually had oven fried tilapia yesterday. :)


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