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Craving Mexican Food? Fresh Mexican Salsa Recipes are Here!
Finding authentic, fresh Mexican Salsa recipes might seem challenging. We provide favorites for you to try. Moreover, these salsa recipes are based on authentic Mexican cuisine.
Most of us think of the red chunky or smooth salsa found in the grocery aisle when we think Mexican salsa. And those jars of peppers, tomatoes, and spices might tempt you. However, after trying our fresh Mexican salsa recipes, we doubt you will reach for another store bought jar.
Salsa Flavors and Textures
We adjust the flavors and textures in our fresh Mexican salsa recipes according to personal preference and intended use. Moreover, we encourage you to do the same.
Adjusting flavors by increasing or decreasing ingredients used. Also, you might also choose to substitute. For instance, substitute Jalapeno peppers for the hotter Habanero to reduce the heat, while keeping a full flavor balance. To concentrate for a zippy condiment, season with a bit of lime juice, or chile.
For texture changes, look to preparation. For instance, roasting turns tomatillos to a jam-like consistency. It also mellows chilies and garlic flavors, while keeping their intensity.
For a smooth salsa that makes a nice dipping sauce or drizzle, puree the ingredients in a blender or food processor. If you prefer a chunky salsa, set aside the tomatillos and use your molcajete (mortar and pestle) to pound remaining ingredients into a paste. Add in the roasted tomatillos and mash together.
Further, dilute the sauce with water and simmer to the desired consistency to meld the flavors. This creates a delicious cooking liquid.
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Avocado provides the base for this rich, creamy guacamole.
Old Mayan Salsa with a kick from Habanero Peppers.
Traditional and truly authentic red enchilada sauce.
Traditional and truly authentic green enchilada sauce.