When it comes to food, I am pretty open-minded in terms of trying new things. If I were to reject an offer, it would probably because a) the dish is either ridiculously deep-fried or b) contains beef or cilantro (coriander). I don’t know where my distaste for cilantro stems from, but the mere smell of it makes my stomach turn. As an Indian, this is a slight inconvenience as cilantro is a vital ingredient to most Indian dishes. Apparently it also features in salsa.
Other than houmous, my favourite meat accompaniment is ketchup. Mr Heinz always makes an appearance when chicken is on the menu. However, I decided to spice things up this evening and instead made a similar tomato-based sauce to go with my chicken. With free time comes delicious recipes ;). The outcome was a glorified version of ketchup…in other words, salsa without the cilantro. As usual, this recipe is easy, peasy, not so Japanese-y yet still tasted awesome. If you can handle the heat, try it because it sure was hottt!
•1/3 red pepper
•1 tablespoon of jalapenos
•Half an onion
•1 garlic clove
•Pinch of Agave (or sugar)
•Salt & black pepper, to taste
To begin with, chop up all the ingredients. Once you have wiped away your onion tears, purée half of the ingredients in a blender. In a heated skillet, ‘fry’ the remaining onions and garlic. Once browned, add in all the ingredients including the purée. Keep stirring for another 2-3 minutes and bang!…You have just made some salsa :).
Although I served this salsa on top of a grilled chicken breast, I am sure it would pair well with just about anything. To add to my daily dose of healthy fats, I added in some avocado slices which was a good call on my part. From va va, the meal went to va va voom :D!