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    Pico De Gallo With Chipotle

    The fajita favorite-Pico de Gallo-is a highly flavored salsa. Literally translated, Pico de Gallo means tip of the cockís comb. And, if you are sensitive to chile heat, it just might make you jump higher than the tip of the cockís comb...which is how it was so named. The Aztecís created the banana leaf smoked red ripe jalepenos that we know today as chipotles. The brown, wrinkled dried ones yield the very most flavor-much better than the canned ones. The reddish mora style chipotles are mechanically dried and are far less flavorful. This salsa is wonderful on most any highly flavored smoked or grilled dish.

  • 4 chipotles
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar-such as cider or white
  • 1 1/2 cups red ripe tomatoes, such as Romas, diced in 1/2 inch squares
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, coarsely chopped
  • Yield: 3 cups, or 6 to 8 servings

    1.Place the chipotles in a medium-sized glass bowl (for the microwave) or small pan (for top of the range) and add the water and vinegar. Cover and simmer to soften the chiles-5 minutes in the microwave or about 30 minutes on top of the range. When done, uncover and allow to cool.

    2.In the meantime, prepare all the remaining ingredients and combine together, except for the cilantro.

    3.Finely mince the chiles, peel and all, and stir in, adding some juice as needed to make a salsa of the desired consistency.

    4.Add the cilantro.

    Origin: © 1995 Pecos Valley Spice Co.
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