Simple Salsa Roja
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 40 minutes
  • Servings: 8
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • 5 plum (Roma) tomatoes
  • 1 white onion
  • 12 stalks of cilantro
  • 2 serrano chiles
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt + salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 4 cups water
DIRECTIONS
  1. Cut the onion in quarters
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half
  3. Cut the stems off the chiles
  4. Peel the garlic
  5. Add all of the ingredients except the cilantro and salt to a pot
  6. Our just enough water in to almost cover the ingredients (about 4 cups)
  7. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce to low. Simmer 20 minutes
  8. Blend all of the ingredients including the cilantro with the cooking water (blend in 2 batches)
  9. Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in the same pot over medium heat
  10. Pour the blended salsa into the hot oil
  11. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes
  12. Adjust the salt to taste
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Versatile salsa roja recipe that is really easy to prepare