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Salsa, Fresh From The Garden

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It's that time of the year when we all have so many Tomatoes, we are looking for some way to use them. I do a "Tomato Concasse" then remove the seeds so I can freeze the tomato pulp. There are so many uses for tomatoes during the winter months when fresh tomatoes are awful.  My wife and I both love fresh from the garden salsa, we grow a lot of tomatoes for our Cafe, we also use a lot for home use. My Son grows a few different verities of Hot Peppers, so making a salsa is easy during the summer months. This is my idea of Salsa, my family likes it so it's a go. I want to have a salsa with flavor, not all heat from the peppers, the proper balance is important  for good quality, full flavored fresh from the garden salsa............
 
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Tomato Pulp, seeds removed looks better in person
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they call this onion "CANDY ONIONS", don't no way, I still cried peeling them, must have been candy tears
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I pulsed the tomato pulp in the processer just to the point of a small chopped look
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This is how it looks after all the chopping and blending
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Testing bowl so I can see if the taste is right on, I chill the salsa over night so I can blend the spices, then alter if necessary.
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had a taste
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had to have a bowl
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The only spices I use are Granulated garlic if I didn't add enough of the fresh garlic, Salt and pepper to taste, most salsas take a lot of salt to bring out the flavor. I plan on freezing this batch in freezer bags so we can enjoy our garden Salsa on a snowy winter day in front of the fire........................Enjoy..........pnwc
 

 

 

 

 

post #2 of 5

Wow, I'll be right over!  Looks great and thanks for the photos.

post #3 of 5

Nicely done Bossman

post #4 of 5

Sounds great, and beautiful pictures! Looks like you have a nice camera!

post #5 of 5
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I put two cups of Salsa in 1qt freezer bags. I freeze tomatoes for sauce, stews, and soups, but have never bagged fresh salsa for the freezer. I got 8 bags of Salsa from the batch shown above. I made the Salsa a few days ago, I wanted to let the salsa sit to blend all the flavor's together before freezing. The freezer bag shows it was bagged on 9/14/11, I will wait for two months " When the tomatoes don't have any flavor" to thaw the salsa, and see if this is a good way of keeping the memory of the garden alive during the winter months...........Stay tuned for the Salsa review on 11/11/11...............ChefBillyB
 
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