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Old 05-29-2012, 12:17 PM   #11
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Salsa is used often here and we like fresh instead of jarred or canned.I have used jarred chopped tomatoes when I'm desperate, but since we grow so many tomatoes well At my house it's make it fresh.
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Old 05-29-2012, 02:51 PM   #12
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I like San Antonio Farms, formerly Van De Walle Farms. Tastes fresher, I think a bit fresher than Pace, and brighter and neither watery nor like tomato sauce.



But there's a lot of room for variety and some very good house-made restaurant salsa's around here. Some of the great ones fire roast the tomatoes and peppers. One great place, now defunct, served six different salsa's with chips to every customer.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:08 PM   #13
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Herdez & La Costena brand salsas. They taste fresh, nice heat and come in small cans so it;s easier for us to use them quickly.
The size/price is what got me started buying the small cans. I bet we throw out 30 percent of premade salsa and even a higher percentage of homemade.It is difficult for us to finish either before it goes bad. The Kirkland brand jar is pretty big for us so we have to have some parties.
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Old 05-29-2012, 03:54 PM   #14
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The size/price is what got me started buying the small cans. I bet we throw out 30 percent of premade salsa and even a higher percentage of homemade.It is difficult for us to finish either before it goes bad. The Kirkland brand jar is pretty big for us so we have to have some parties.
You can freeze extra premade or cooked salsa and it will be fine. DH came home from a school event with a about a half gallon of extra salsa so I portioned it into pint jars and put them in the freezer.

We use the Walmart brand, too. It has good flavor and the right amount of heat. I like the ideas of freshening it with cilantro and lime juice.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:22 AM   #15
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another vote for mrs. renfrews. i couldn't remember the name, but thanks to claire for posting it.

it is certainly on the hot side. we've gotten the basic one, as well as their (hers?) mango habanero. both were good.

even my boy and the neighborhood kids enjoy it by the pool, surprisingly with the hot peppers.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:38 AM   #16
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another vote for mrs. renfrews. i couldn't remember the name, but thanks to claire for posting it.

it is certainly on the hot side. we've gotten the basic one, as well as their (hers?) mango habanero. both were good.

even my boy and the neighborhood kids enjoy it by the pool, surprisingly with the hot peppers.
There is one that is a red with black beans and I think some corn that is a rather mild one that I like as well.

A friend from Colorado used to take home a case of it when she visited (she found a local source). Mrs. Renfrews makes about a half dozen. I wouldn't do without the (very hot) green, the others I sort of rotate. Great brand, I don't mind tooting their horn.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:26 AM   #17
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I can't say I buy many pre-made, I much prefer a home made one using some beautiful tomatoes, a good hot chilli pepper/or hot pepper sauce, red onion or sweet onion, fresh coriander , a good squeeze of lime and a glug of olive oil (or no oil if being virtuous). Even better if you leave it to stand for a while.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:56 PM   #18
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I use Giant Supermarket's pre-made Salsa. It is fresh and delicious. Never had a problem. You can get it mild or hot.
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:10 PM   #19
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Homemade is the best but I do like Pace Picante Hot.

The lesser heat values aren't up to standard IMHO.
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