Okay friends, sorry I have been a bit elusive lately. Life has just gotten extremely busy and a bit of stress along the way. Seems like there is just not enough time in the day and unfortunately my lovely little blog has been the victim. I am hoping that things will calm down a bit and I can get back to posting at least 2 times per week.
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The good news is that was inspired for Mother’s Day and made this Cast Iron Skillet Salsa. Included on my list of items to bring for our family Mother’s Day dinner was an appetizer. You know how I adore a great appetizer and will always raise my hand to make one. There are so many great salsas out in the market place beyond the jarred salsa that is commonplace. After tasting so many wonderful artisan salsas that are available in the marketplace, I can’t go pedestrian and purchase a jarred salsa off the grocery store shelf. My apologies if I have offended anyone who loves these – just had to share my personal passion for a great salsa.
The next best thing is to make a salsa from scratch at home. Oh and I can’t tell you how simple it is. This Cast Iron Skillet Salsa is so brilliant, in that you prepare the veggies and char to add flavor then blend and enjoy. It is that simple. It was so tasty, I made another batch to enjoy for Friday Night Bites!
Cast Iron Skillet Salsa
6 Roma Tomatoes
2 Large Shallots, peeled and cut in half
2 Jalapeno Peppers, stem cut and remove seeds
Place a cast iron skillet on the stove and turn the heat to high. Let the skillet heat until very hot. Add 3 Roma tomatoes with the ends cut off and cut in half, 3 tomatillos, 2 shallots and 2 jalapenos with stem and seeds removed. Drizzle a tablespoon of olive oil over the top of the vegetables. Let cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until a charring on the outside begins to happen. Remove from the heat and add to a blender.
Pulse until smooth. Next add the remaining 3 Roma tomatoes with the insides removed and pulse until smooth. Add about ½ teaspoon salt. Taste and adjust seasoning. Chill until ready to serve. Note: If too spicy, add a touch of sugar.