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Old 08-30-2008, 06:52 PM   #31
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Secret ingredient- watermelon.

It's more of a pico recipe than your average salsa recipe- but it's pretty much just watermelon, red onion, cilantro, lime, bottled hot banana pepper, a little mint, S+P.

It's a great summer salsa because the watermelon just oozes freshness, and the flavor is light and sweet, which goes great with the hot peppers. Packs a lot of flavor, but its easy and refreshing to eat on a hot summer day.
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Old 08-30-2008, 07:23 PM   #32
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So is lime juice acidic enough to preserve the salsa? All the recipes I have collected from friends and relatives call for lemon juice, but I prefer the flavor of lime. Can I substitute? Is there some reason they all use lemon?
Bottled Lime juice "might" be as acidic as bottled Lemon Juice. It's not for preserving but to make the acidic enough that the Botulism toxin won't breed when it is preserved through a Boiling Water Canning process.

And it must be bottled juice since the acidity is known. It cannot be verified with fresh citrus.
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