We like spicy foods, and this is a good recipe for salsa… you can, of course, adjust the ingredients downward for a milder salsa, if your palate and tongue can’t take the spicier flavors… I think you’ll be pleased with the flavors, however. This is a good salsa. 🙂 This is great served with crisp, home-made tortilla chips.
Salsa Caliente (Hot Sauce)
6 ripe tomatoes
1/4 tsp ground pepper
8-10 fresh jalapenos or serrano peppers (adjust these down for milder salsa)
1/4 tsp honey (optional)
1/2 cup chopped green onions – or one medium yellow onion, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, chopped or 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
Bring 2 quarts of water to a rapid boil. Add tomatoes and boil until their skins spit. Remove promptly and allow to cool 5 minutes. Peel tomatoes and cut them into large chunks. Remove seeds and stems from jalapenos. Blend one half of the tomatoes, garlic, salt, pepper, honey and jalapenos until the mixture is very finely chopped. Chop remaining tomatoes into small chunks. Lightly blend the chopped tomatoes, green onions, salt and cilantro.