California Central Coast Recipes

Anaheim Chili Salsa

Anaheim Chili Salsa is our version of a traditional Mexican Pacific Coast salsa for seafood. Our recipe uses mild Anaheim peppers, a Jalapeno or two for a little heat, garlic, olive oil lime juice, fresh oregano and a bit of green onions. Lightly pureed together it's a stunning sauce that not only treats the eye but the palate as well. This salsa goes especially well with grilled seafood and Fish Tacos Romantic Table Style. 2017, Anaheim Chili Salsa
Preparation time: 15 minutes
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2 Lg. Anaheim Chili Peppers , cleaned, ribs removed and chopped
1/4 cup Extra-virgin Olive oil
1 to 2 jalapenos peppers , cleaned and chopped
1 med. clove garlic , chopped
2 Tablespoons Lime juice
1/4 cups Fresh Oregano leaves , loosely packed, chopped
1/4 cup Cilantro leaves , loosely packed, chopped
2 Tablespoons Green onion (all the white and some green) , chopped
1/8 teaspoons Salt or to taste

Preparation Directions.

1 Coarsely chop all ingredients and add to food processor. Blend to slightly chunky salsa.

2 Let marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes for all the flavors to blend then serve.

Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

Serve with Fish Tacos Romantic Table Style and grilled seafood that you want to add a little kick to!

A tip from Sue!

A good cook should control the salt and spices!

Do not use salted butter, garlic powder, or heavily salted canned foods. Instead, if you need butter, use unsalted butter and then add in the salt separately so that YOU control the amount of salt you need. The same goes for spices. Using commercially salted and seasoned products will homogenize the taste of your recipes. When you eat something, you should be able to taste all the individual.flavors of a dish.