Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This is the salsa I grew up with. I remember watching my grandpa in awe as he mixed up huge quantities of his special salsa at the Goldrush Cafe. It has always been a customer favorite, and definitely a favorite of mine as well. Simple, spicy, and full of fresh flavor, this classic red salsa hits the spot.
I've scaled this back and tried to simplify the process slightly, since I never need such a large batch. His salsa was always hand chopped, I think that makes it that much more special but feel free to use your food processor if you like.
4 roma tomatoes
1/4 large white onion
3/4 c tomato sauce
salt & pepper to taste
garlic salt to taste
Slice the tomatoes in half lengthwise, give them a good squeeze to remove the seeds. Finely dice the tomatoes & onion, mince the jalapenos very fine or process in a food processor. (use caution / hold your breath when you open the lid. Trust me.) Combine with chopped cilantro and and tomato sauce, add a little water to get a consistency you're happy with. Season with plenty of salt, pepper, and garlic salt. Serve with fresh tortilla chips.