This week I took my students to compete in a salsa contest. They prepared an excellent salsa using roasted poblano peppers and cactus paddles. We did not place in the top three, but I thought it was excellent. So here is the recipe it is well worth a try.
Roasted Poblano and Nopalitos Salsa
3 red bell peppers
4 poblano peppers
4-6 serrano peppers
2 small onions
1 lemon juiced
1tbsp kosher salt
1. Roast poblano peppers, remove charred skin and dice
2. Dice onions and nopalitos
3. Julienne red bell peppers
4. Chop tomatillos
5. Pan roast serronos until they are tender and the skin is blackened and mince
6. Saute onions and bell peppers, add the mince garlic at the end to not burn it
7. Sweat tomatillos
8. Combine all ingredients except cilantro and mix well while still on the heat
9. Small chop cilantro and add to salsa after removing from heat
10. Serve with chips or along with your favorite Mexican foods
Categories: Appetizers, Competition, Grilling, Hors d'Oeuvres, Texas Style Cuisine, Uncategorized
Tags: cactus, hot sauce, Mexican, nopalito, poblano, roasted, Salsa, serrano, tomatillo
First I want to say I am sorry for not posting up anything in forever. Things have been very busy around here. I do have a couple of post to get up but I figured I would start with my students annual Salsa Contest. This year I had 23 teams compete. Not only was their salsa scored but they were also scored on their presentation and interview. We once again had a great time. I will try to get a picture up of the winning team and a couple of recipes. But for now I have included a couple of links. The 1st is to the local Fox Station, KABB 29 in San Antonio, were we made the 9:00 news. The 2nd link is to the districts website that has and article and photos posted.
Thanks too all the judges. especially Bruce Finley from B & B SmokeHouse who took time out of his busy schedule to drop in and judge again this year. Also to Chef Chris Mendoza, VP Dale Hahn from McCollum HS, past winner Alvaro Verastigue, and to my lovely wife VP Libby Stewart from Harlandale MS.