I needed a jalapeno recently and lucky for me, the husband was about to pop out to the shop for a 6 pack of our favorite local brew.
He returned with about 20 jalapenos.....just in case 1 wasn't enough. Remember the great garlic clove crisis of 2008? If you don't recall... that is when the husband thought a clove of garlic = a bulb of garlic and nearly made a sauce with 3 bulbs of garlic.
So, enter jalapeno salsa.
So, I have researched and pondered the foamy salsa phenomena. I photographed this salsa right after it was made so I am dubious about the theory of the foam signifying breakdown/salsa going off. If anyone has a theory, let me know.
Jalapeno Salsa recipe from All Recipes
- 10 fresh jalapeno peppers
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 white onion, quartered
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, or more to taste
- 2 cloves garlic, smashed
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place jalapenos in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil. Simmer until jalapenos soften and begin to lose their shine, about 10 to 12 minutes. Remove the jalapenos with a slotted spoon, chop off the stem, and place them in a blender. Add the tomatoes and boil for 2 to 3 minutes to loosen the skin. Peel the skin from the tomatoes and add tomatoes to the blender.
- Place the onion, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, salt, and black pepper in the blender or food processor with the jalapenos and tomatoes.