Salsa De Molcajete

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Though most salsas are prepared in food processors or blenders nowadays, in Mexico it's still typical to find homemade salsas in a Molcajete

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Cook Time

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Salsa De Molcajete

Ingredients

Serves 10
10 servings Serves

Instructions

Step 1

If possible, you want to make this salsa in a traditional Molcajete since the minerals in the black stone will add flavor

If possible, you want to make this salsa in a traditional Molcajete since the minerals in the black stone will add flavor

Step 2

Dice the onion into large chunks and then put the serranos, tomato and onion in a skillet in medium heat

Dice the onion into large chunks and then put the serranos, tomato and onion in a skillet in medium heat

Step 3

While the vegetables brown, put some salt and the garlic in the Molcajete to start grinding

While the vegetables brown, put some salt and the garlic in the Molcajete to start grinding

Step 4

You'll want to grind to a fine paste, this'll be easier by adding a teaspoon of water before you start

You'll want to grind to a fine paste, this'll be easier by adding a teaspoon of water before you start

Step 5

When the onions are nicely browned add them to the molcajete and grind them down to a paste too

When the onions are nicely browned add them to the molcajete and grind them down to a paste too

Step 6

You'll do the same with the serranos, this should be easy to manage since the vegetables will brown in the order you need them to

You'll do the same with the serranos, this should be easy to manage since the vegetables will brown in the order you need them to

Step 7

When you're done grinding the chiles it'll look like a salsa but at this point is probably too hot for most people, hence the tomato in the next step

When you're done grinding the chiles it'll look like a salsa but at this point is probably too hot for most people, hence the tomato in the next step

Step 8

When the tomato is nice and brown, remove the stem and grind it down like the previous ingredients

When the tomato is nice and brown, remove the stem and grind it down like the previous ingredients

Step 9

You'll want a nice even texture, it'll be easy to achieve in a blender, but the taste will be noticeably different in a molcajete

You'll want a nice even texture, it'll be easy to achieve in a blender, but the taste will be noticeably different in a molcajete

Step 10

When you are done with the main body of the salsa, decorate with cilantro and avocado on top

When you are done with the main body of the salsa, decorate with cilantro and avocado on top

Step 11

If needed, add some more salt and some oregano to prevent heartburn and add some more flavor

If needed, add some more salt and some oregano to prevent heartburn and add some more flavor

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Salsa De Molcajete

Salsa De Molcajete

By helsitif

Though most salsas are prepared in food processors or blenders nowadays, in Mexico it's still typical to find homemade salsas in a Molcajete

Prep Time

--

Cook Time

10 min

Wait Time

--

Ingredients

Serves 10

Instructions

If possible, you want to make this salsa in a traditional Molcajete since the minerals in the black stone will add flavor

Step 1

If possible, you want to make this salsa in a traditional Molcajete since the minerals in the black stone will add flavor

Dice the onion into large chunks and then put the serranos, tomato and onion in a skillet in medium heat

Step 2

Dice the onion into large chunks and then put the serranos, tomato and onion in a skillet in medium heat

While the vegetables brown, put some salt and the garlic in the Molcajete to start grinding

Step 3

While the vegetables brown, put some salt and the garlic in the Molcajete to start grinding

You'll want to grind to a fine paste, this'll be easier by adding a teaspoon of water before you start

Step 4

You'll want to grind to a fine paste, this'll be easier by adding a teaspoon of water before you start

When the onions are nicely browned add them to the molcajete and grind them down to a paste too

Step 5

When the onions are nicely browned add them to the molcajete and grind them down to a paste too

You'll do the same with the serranos, this should be easy to manage since the vegetables will brown in the order you need them to

Step 6

You'll do the same with the serranos, this should be easy to manage since the vegetables will brown in the order you need them to

When you're done grinding the chiles it'll look like a salsa but at this point is probably too hot for most people, hence the tomato in the next step

Step 7

When you're done grinding the chiles it'll look like a salsa but at this point is probably too hot for most people, hence the tomato in the next step

When the tomato is nice and brown, remove the stem and grind it down like the previous ingredients

Step 8

When the tomato is nice and brown, remove the stem and grind it down like the previous ingredients

You'll want a nice even texture, it'll be easy to achieve in a blender, but the taste will be noticeably different in a molcajete

Step 9

You'll want a nice even texture, it'll be easy to achieve in a blender, but the taste will be noticeably different in a molcajete

When you are done with the main body of the salsa, decorate with cilantro and avocado on top

Step 10

When you are done with the main body of the salsa, decorate with cilantro and avocado on top

If needed, add some more salt and some oregano to prevent heartburn and add some more flavor

Step 11

If needed, add some more salt and some oregano to prevent heartburn and add some more flavor

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