Sunday, August 28, 2011

Sweet Salsa!

Some of the best peaches I've had all season.
They were good to the camera as well!
Red, saucy, spicy. Several words that basically sum up just about every kind of jarred salsa in America today. To be honest, salsa doesn't have to be that way. It doesn't have to be tomato based and most of all, it doesn't have to be spicy. On the contrary, in fact. Salsa just means "sauce" in Spanish, so frankly, you can make it however you like! For tonight's dinner, I decided to make a sweet salsa using primarily pineapple and peaches. The end result was superb.

I started off with a whole, fresh pineapple (freshness is the key after all), and, oddly enough, Georgia peaches. Those, along with some tomatoes, cilantro, and onion were tossed into the mix. I seasoned the salsa with cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and about an inch long piece of jalapeno. Sweet with heat! This salsa was awesome, and man were those fruits fresh! 

I paired this with what could best be described as Americanized tacos. Whole wheat flour tortillas, ground beef (seasoned with jalapeno and onion) lettuce, sour cream and cheese. Quite good, quite fresh and with the salsa, an awesome depth of flavor.

My father and I make these 'Americanized tacos' quite a bit. You can bet that different kinds of home-made salsa will now be included from this point on!

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