Dantastic Salsa for any occassion
¡Es tiempo de salsa amigos! This fresh fire roasted salsa is a Dantastic addition to any spread. Great by itself or with a dish like our prime rib burrito or flaming jalapeno crunchwrap! Dan-O’s original gives this a robust flavor that blends nicely with the jalapeno and serrano peppers. If you want a little more heat why not kick it up with Dan-O’s Spicy, or get a smoky kick of the southwest with Dan-O’s Chipotle!
Why use Serrano peppers in fire roasted salsa?
You’re probably familiar with jalapenos, but you may not be as familiar with serrano peppers but you should be, It’s the second most used chili pepper in Mexican cuisine! Serranos are a type of chili pepper that hails from the mountains of Puebla and Hidalgo in Mexico. Their name is a direct reference to the mountains of these regions. The actual plant can grow to be between 1 ft tall all the way to 4 feet! They produce about 50 peppers, and can be harvested at different times depending on the need. Mature peppers come in a variety of shades like red,brown,green,orange and yellow. They’re definitely a plant accustomed to warmer temperatures thriving in temps above 75 fahrenheit.
The Scoville rating of serranos is about 10,000 to 25,000. They’re known for having a bright and biting flavor that is more distinct than jalapenos. You can often find them used in pico de gallo, and of course, salsa. The Mexican states of Veracruz, Nayarit, Sinaloa, and Tamaulipas produce over 180,000 tons of serranos peppers each year. Now when you whip up this fire roasted salsa, you’ll know what’s up with serranos!
- A yellow onion
- 5 serrano peppers
- 4 Roma tomatoes
- 2 limes
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- Dan-O’s Original
- Chopped Cilantro, to taste
- Olive oil
- On a hot grill or skillet, dry roast the peppers, onion, and tomatoes
- Remove the ends of the tomatoes and halve with the onions and peppers.
- Add everything to a blender with olive oil, Dan-O’s, and cilantro.
- Mix until desired thickness.
- Add to a bowl and enjoy with your favorite tortilla chips.