Rafa's cafe mexicaon homestyle salsa

Yield: 32 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Serrano peppers, (16-20)
3 cans Tomatoes, canned, water packed, with juices
2 teaspoons Granulated garlic
1 teaspoon Pepper
½ cup Olive oil
1 cup Cilantro, chopped fresh
\N 3 quarts.

Heat heavy skillet (cast iron is good) over high heat until very hot. Cook chilies in dry pan on all sides until skins pucker and char. Place roasted chilies in plastic bag, seal and "sweat" chilies for 3 to 4 minutes.

(Longer sweating will overcook chiles.) Remove chilies from bag and peeel under cold running water. (Be careful not to touch eyes, lips or nose while handling chiles. Wash hands thoroughly to remove the fiery juices.) Discard Skin. Make small slit on side and remove seeds, veins and stems.

Place chilies and 1 can tomatoes in blender. Pulse a few times, just enough to break up tomatoes. Do not puree. Pour into large bowl.

Pulse remaining tomatoes, 1 can at a time, and add to bowl. Add salt, granulated garlic, pepper, olive oil and cilantro. Stir to mix. Makes about Refrigerate unused salsa. It improves if made a day in advance Recipe by: Dallas Morning News Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #619 by Thomas Vath <tgvath@...> on May 25, 97

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