Sunday, May 6, 2012

Time for a Triple Crown Winner + Salsa Recipe

Congratulations to that handsome chestnut I'll Have Another and his young jockey, Mario Gutierrez.  It was quite a Derby debut for both.  Best wishes to them.  It's time for another Triple Crown winner.  Thirty-four years is long enough to wait!!

It was an interesting Saturday.  Since we were just two for dinner, I couldn't decide if we should celebrate Cinco de Mayo or the Kentucky Derby.  And, since we were just two, I thought it should just be fun.  We dined on quesadillas and Derby pie!

Here's the recipe for a favorite salsa.  Alas, the Derby pie was not a winner.  The Baker consulted Mark Bittman instead of me.  Enough said!

Guadalupe Salsa inspired by the Santa Fe Recipe Cookbook

4 cups crushed tomatoes (we like the boxed Pomi tomatoes)
1 large green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 medium red onion, finely chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup of pickled jalapeno peppers, finely chopped (more or less to taste)
1 Tbsp garlic salt
2 Tbsp pickle juice from the jalapenos
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp oregano

Place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse 10 to 12 times.
Cover and refrigerate over night.

Serve with your favorite quesadillas.