Sunday, September 10, 2017

Roasted cubanelle salsa - the pictures and recipe 
If you have come here, you have undoubtedly seen my picture of the roasted cubanelle salsa on Instagram. If you haven't seen the picture - here it is!

Now onto the food...

If you are having a party, this is a great recipe to wow your friends and family with. It replaces the boring pico de gallo you can buy at the store and it makes a great dip for your tortilla chips.
It can also be served over chiles rellenos or used as an enchilada sauce. 

Really, the possibilities are endless.

Here is the recipe:

8 cubanelle peppers, topped and deseeded
2 medium size tomatoes, very ripe
2 jalapenos, topped, with seeds
3 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoons chopped of dried onions
1/2 a teaspoon whole cumin seed
1/2 a cup white vinegar


Put the cubanelle peppers, jalapenos and the 3 cloves of garlic on a cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, Salt and pepper to taste.

Roast in the broiler on high for 5 minutes, take them out, turn them over and roast for another 5 minutes or until they begin to blister and brown, like this:
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Remove them from the oven and while the pan is still hot sprinkle with the cumin seeds and chopped dried onions on top and toss together. Let rest for 10 minutes.

During that 10 minutes chop up the tomatoes and place them in a blender. Scrape all of the peppers, cumin, dried onions into the blender on top of the tomatoes, add the vinegar and blend until smooth. 

Serve and enjoy!