Oh, my!!! I have to admit that I'm a salsa snob - and usually don't use a recipe to make them. But I chose salsa as a theme for My Three Chefs, and was rewarded with this awesome recipe! I was VERY leery of the instructions, as I have never used dried chiles in a salsa without reconstituting them in hot water first. I'm Hispanic, so I think I know my stuff - but apparently not. :-) This salsa is beyond excellent. However, be forewarned that it is very spicy (I only used 10 chiles, and only the dried seeds of 5 of them). Perhaps it was the jalapeno, which was a very hot one. The flavor is deep and complex. Add to this how very EASY it was to make and you have a winner! You've made a believer out of me, and thank you for posting a salsa recipe that is going directly to my Favorites folder. Made for My 3 Chefs 2013.
As another reviewer said, be careful with the chilies. I used 10, which should have been mild according to the recipe, but it was way too hot (and I like spicy). This salsa would have been very good and I would have rated it 5 stars except for how spicy it came out.
easy as can be - very flavorful - great color! this will be a staple in our house for sure!
There are no tomatoes in the original authentic Mexican salsa recipe..<br/>They have been added later on in order to agree with the American Pallet...
I came, I saw (reviews), I conquered salsa. I like spicy food, so I used 20 chiles and 2 jalapeños, 2 cloves of garlic (my wife loves garlic), and it was amazing! My wife and I have tried many great salsa recipes, including one that is pretty close to this, but this is better... it's our favorite salsa recipe to date. I'm not Mexican, but I'm a SoCal native of over 30 years, have real Mexican friends, and have lived on the Mexican border. Can't wait to keep enjoying it! (Actually, we still have half of it left over... lunch tomorrow!) One reviewer said tomatoes were added to appease western palates. I did cursory research, and the sources I read state tomatoes AND chiles were ingredients in early Mexican salsas.
This is a very good and easy recipe but if you follow the direction this is a very HOT salsa with only 8 arbol peppers and only 4 of them with seeds and 1 jalapeno . To bring it down to a medium we double everything except the arbol peppers and the jalapeno. If it was not so hot, would have given it 5 stars.