Thursday, March 13, 2008

feel the burn

When J-Cat is out of town, my dinners get kind of strange. Am I reverting to college behavior by eating chips and salsa for dinner? That probably doesn't sound all that weird, until you find out that the other part of my dinner was salami and a baguette...

The jalapenos that I had were pretty big. I discarded most of the seeds so I didn't think it would turn out so spicy, but damn. The reason I did end up eating salami and bread was because it somehow tamed the burning on my lips. Recipe after the jump:

5 firm plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1-2 fresh jalapenos, depending on size
juice of 1 lime
salt, to taste

Combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, and cilantro in a medium bowl. Slice jalapeno into matchsticks, discarding the seeds and ribs if you do not want the salsa to be too spicy. The amount of jalapeno you add depends entirely on your taste. Dice the sliced jalapeno into a very fine dice. Add to bowl, then toss with the juice of 1 lime. Salt to taste, but take into consideration how salty your tortilla chips already are.


She sure is strange! said...

YUM! Pico is one of my favorite foods, I'll eat it with anything pretty much.


Leah said...

I love pico de gallo too. We're heading to Texas in a couple of days, and my favorite pico can be found at a Tex-Mex chain down there, Taco Cabana. It's always so fresh and zesty. But I've never tried to make my own; maybe I should!