July 6, 2009 | posted by AKW Jay
When I think of summer, I think of one thing, tomatoes! My fondness for the fruit once called love apples, are easy to grow, versatile in application and absolutely delicious to eat! Normally I spend most of June and July griping about the heat and tending to my tomato plants, just waiting for a ripe one to pick. Which leaves the question, what do you do with the tomatoes that fall early? I say make a delicious salsa! With the help of a quick grilling, you can turn those not-so-tender and not-so-sweet window sill sitters into a batch of friend impressing salsa!
Easy Fire Roasted Salsa
4-5 Large Tomatoes – About 3 pounds
1/2 Yellow Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
1/2 Bunch Cilantro
Salt and Pepper – To taste
Roast the tomatoes and chiles: Lightly toss the jalapeno and tomatoes with a very small amount of canola or vegetable oil, just to coat the skins for grilling. Place on a grill, pre-heated to 425° and start to let the skins have char. Make sure to turn only once and keep the lid to the grill closed, you want the skins to blacken. Once fully charred, remove from the grill and let cool in a pan.
Prepare the vegetables: Finely chop the onion and garlic, reserve in a bowl. Roughly chop the cilantro and add it to the onion and garlic.
Once the tomatoes have cooled: Peel off the charred skins and roughly chop the cooled tomatoes and jalapeno. Combine the onion, garlic and cilantro with the chopped tomato and chile. Season the salsa with salt and pepper to taste.
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