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Old 08-22-2005, 04:48 PM   #1
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Solution for too much salsa

I made about a gallon of salsa last week. We ate a bunch, and I froze a little bit, but I didn't peel the tomatoes, and have my doubts about how satisfactory the frozen stuff will be.
So this morning when I cleaned out my fridge, I realized today was the 6th day for the stuff, and it was either pitch or use immediately. I put the salsa in the nuke and cooked it uncovered until it was all thickened and bubbly, about 20 minutes at 5 minute intervals. Then I ran it through the food mill, and came up with some good thick & spicy sauce to add to my chili next winter.


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Old 08-22-2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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Great idea!

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Old 08-22-2005, 07:02 PM   #3
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Good thinking Constance...I'd use some of it as a mix with a pasta salad too.

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Old 08-22-2005, 07:30 PM   #4
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Solution: Eat it :).

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Old 08-23-2005, 07:54 AM   #5
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I like your solution, Constance. I'm thinking a cup or so wouldn't hurt in a big pot of vegetable soup, either. That would work even for the portion you froze.
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Old 08-23-2005, 07:56 AM   #6
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Great idea Constance! I am in the same situation as you right now. I think I will do the same thing tonight.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:49 AM   #7
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Excellent Tip!
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Old 08-23-2005, 03:46 PM   #8
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great idea! also wonderful over meatloaf, or in a spicy stew or soup of some type.

I also love salsa on various egg dishes for breakfast lunch or dinner.
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Old 08-25-2005, 06:59 PM   #9
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I've done a similar thing too - I've poured my leftover home made salsa over chicken breasts and baked it @ 350 till juices run clear. It's quite tasty, and the jalepeno mellows out just enough. When serving, I top it with slices of avocado and a bit of shredded jack cheese.

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