One of my favorite types of food is Mexican. Enchiladas, tacos, tostadas, nachos, burritos, how can you go wrong? It's all good. David and I make good mexican at home. He's perfected the rice. We make some tasty refried black beans. Our shredded chicken or beef filling is pretty spot on too.
I don't want to go out for Mexican because I like what we make at home. With one exception, the SALSA. I could have chips and salsa for dinner at a Mexican restaurant and be completely satisfied. By the time the food comes, I just want to tell the waiter to put it in a to go box.
When David and I were on our weddingmoon in St. Lucia we stayed at a Sandals resort. The food is included and we'd find ourselves taking our lunch down by the beach. By day 10 of our 17 day trip, we were dying for a pepperoni pizza and mexican food. Imagine our delight when we found out it was taco day. I loaded up a big plate of chips and salsa to surprise David. He was surprised all right. It tasted like ketchup with corn niblets in it. The Caribbean has a thing or two to learn about salsa.
I'm always disappointed with jarred salsa from the store. It just never tastes right. Last week, the Pioneer Woman posted a recipe for restaurant style salsa. After how good her rolls were, I figured I had to give it a shot.
We are on our second batch now. I took the cute little photo above, but this stuff is so good you won't eat it like that. Grab the bag and bowl and enjoy!
Make it for Super Bowl Sunday and everyone will be more interested in the food table than the game. Isn't that how it usually is anyway?
***We only used half the seeds from the jalapeno as a precautionary measure. Every jalapeno has it's own spicy personality. It's always best to err on the side of caution. It was perfect.