Friday, September 18, 2009

Salsa Fresca or Pico de Gallo?

Salsa Fresca Considering that I originally didn't have all that much to do today, I ended up being busier than I expected! I ran errands and made sure we were well-stocked for the weekend, chatted with Mom and Dad when they stopped by, and made a trip out to the garden to see what I could pick to add to the salsa I planned to make this afternoon. (That's not mine in the picture, but mine looks like that, but with peppers instead of green onions.) I was able to pick a few more tomatoes and peppers, so I'm glad I checked it out before I got going on it.

The bulk of the afternoon was spent chopping stuff for the salsa. Here's where someone who is more familiar with Mexican cuisine might be able to help me. I don't make the kind of salsa that you cook and jar--I saw on Facebook that my friend Pam and her Dad were making a big batch of that kind today. I chop stuff up and refrigerate it without cooking it, and I've seen that called Salsa Fresca. But I think what I made might resemble Pico de Gallo more than salsa: tomatoes, onions, and peppers, with a little lime juice, some salt and oregano, and a small can of tomato sauce to make it a little juicy. Frankly, I don't know what the hell you'd call it, but Ken has liked it in the past, and it will be a yummy snack while watching football games tomorrow. I don't put many spices in it, because I like the fresh, clean flavors of stuff from the garden.

When I bought my plants this year, it was late, so the variety wasn't there. Instead of Jalapenos, I got Serranos. They're supposed to be hotter than Jalapenos, so when I was chopping them up, I tried a little bite of one. Not too bad, although as with any pepper, the hotter parts are the membrane and seeds. I put eight of them in there, and there is a nice bite to it. I think Ken will like it! I don't like things really hot, but he does. Thank goodness for Tabasco sauce!

I hope everyone has a fun weekend planned! If you'd like to add to the fun a bit, remember that tomorrow, Saturday the 19th, is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Arrrr, it's yer chance to be the saucy wench or the boozy swashbuckler ye knows ye arrrre! Be sure to tell lots of pirate jokes, like What's a pirate's favorite fast food restaurant? Arrrrby's! (That one was for you, David!)

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  1. Here in Oklahoma we call it Pico de Gallo. Yum!
    Thanks for reminding me about Talk Like A Pirate Day tomorrow. Missing it would have been a disaster. Avast, me hearties!

  2. It is getting chilly, might need to find my Arrrrggggggyyyyyyyylllllleeeeee socks :o)

  3. Salsa Fresca and Pico de Gallo ce'st la mem chose!! We call it pico de gall in Texas, or just pico, or pdg!
    For talk like a pirate day I shall set my facebook language to "pirate English!"

  4. It's totally pico de gallo. 'Salsa fresca' is the de-mexicanized name. :-)

    Avast ye maties, pass the rum!

    be well...

  5. You all are crazy but enjoy!!! Oh to be young again.

  6. that cartoon!
    Happy Weekend

  7. Hi Beth,
    That there's a fine specimen of Pico de Gallo, Matey! Call it Salsa Fresca and ye be walking the plank ...

  8. I don't like food that is too spicy hot either. That looks and sounds really good whatever its name is that you made!


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