Sunday, March 24, 2013

Mama is FRESH! Fresh Salsa in The House!

Nana Nucci would call you
if you sassed back,
told a joke,
flirted with a boy,
teased her,
pranced around in a new outfit 
if you
did just about anything
other than be a bore!
"Are you getting FRESH with me?",
she would say and then gently cover her mouth and start
laughing out loud!
Mama Holli whips up some 
about once a week for her familia.
It is very similar to the
recipe but slightly different in taste and preparation.
Pull out the trusty food processor or a blender.
I like to use the FP for this recipe as it works best 
with fresh toms. Over blending the tomatoes can make 
your salsa foamy, which you don't want!
Mama Holli's FRESH Salsa
4 vine ripe tomatoes ( quartered)
1 to 2 serrano peppers
1/3 cup purple onion
1 garlic clove
1 cup or more of cilantro
1/2 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of red wine vinegar

Blend pepper, garlic, onion and cilantro first until finely chopped.
Add tomatoes one at a time, pulsing a few times in between each one. Add the salt and vinegar. This part is up to can pulse/blend it a little more to make it less chunky or leave it as it is. This Mama does NOT like chunky salsa so I blend pulse it a few more seconds. Not too long though or you will loose the fresh taste of the toms. 
This batch I photographed has extra cilantro. I was craving it that day! The fresh toms will blend more pink than red unlike canned toms, hence the greenish color of this batch.
Serve it up with some chips and you are good to go!