Sunday, January 8, 2012
Enter, the modern convenience of the freezer. I can now blanch the tomatoes, peel and freeze them so that I can make the salsa (tomato sauce, chutney, whatever else) during these cold winter months when slaving over the hot stove seems- in some way- like a beautiful and savory treat.
So here is the salsa recipe that our family uses. I hope that it brings you the same kind of joy and warmth that it brings to our home!
You will need:
15 lbs of tomatoes (no, this is not a typo- it really takes this much because you have to peel the tomatoes and take out the seeds), or 3 quarts of prepared, chopped tomatoes
2 cups lemon juice or vinegar
1 package of salsa seasoning (you can make your own, but I'll be honest- the packets are pretty good and a lot less work!)
Mix ingredients together and serve with tortilla chips.
If you want to can your recipe, I highly recommend the pickyourown website for instructions.