Intensely Flavored and Hot
Looking for a bold salsa that packs some heat? Well then, our pan-roasted jalapeño salsa is what you are looking for. The peppery flavor of the jalapeños is front and center.
Unlike most salsas where the chile peppers are added to a base of tomatoes or tomatillos, jalapeño peppers are the base of this salsa which gives it its distinct taste and extra heat.
How to Make
Gather your ingredients. You will need the following: 9 large jalapeño peppers, ½ large white onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 limes, 12 sprigs of cilantro, 2 tbsp cooking oil, and 1 tsp+ salt.
The 1st step is to blacken the jalapeños, onion, and garlic. Blackening adds flavor.
You want to get the peppers really black. Pan roast them in a dry pan for about 20 minutes. Leave the husks on the garlic.
After you have blackened the pepper, onion, and garlic cut the stems off of the jalapeños and place them in your blender. Remove the garlic cloves from their husks and add to your blender. Add the onion, cilantro, juice of 2 limes, ¼ cup of water, and 1 tsp salt. Blend for 30 seconds. The salsa should have some texture and body.
The Magic Step – “Seasoning the Salsa”
Frying the salsa in hot oil deepens and intensifies the flavor.
Heat 2 tbsp of cooking oil to medium-hot in the same pan that you roasted the jalapeños. Pour the blended salsa into the hot oil. This is called “seasoning” the salsa. After 1 minute, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Give it a try. Provecho!
Roasted Jalapeño Salsa Recipe
- 9 large jalapeño peppers
- ½ large white onion
- 3 cloves garlic
- 12 sprigs of cilantro
- juice of 2 limes
- 1 tsp. salt + to taste salt
- 2 tbsp. cooking oil
Roasting and Blending
- Heat a dry pan to medium-hot and add the jalapeños, onion, and garlic.
- Cook until the peppers are completely blackened, about 20 minutes. Remove from the pan.
- Cut the stems off of the jalapeños and place them in your blender.
- Remove the garlic cloves from their husks and add to your blender.
- Add the onion and cilantro, ¼ cup of water, lime juice, and 1 tsp. salt.
- Blend for 30 seconds.
“Seasoning the Salsa”
- Heat 2 tbsp of cooking oil to medium-hot in the same pan that you roasted the jalapeños.
- Pour the blended salsa into the hot oil. This step is called "seasoning" the salsa.
Cooking the Salsa
- After 1 minute in the hot oil, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes. This deepens and intensifies the flavor.
- After 15 minutes, take and adjust the salt if needed.