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Month: July 2010

Fresh Salsa

5-6 tomatoes, peeeled and seeded
4 garlic cloves
2 fresh jalapenos, seeded and finely diced
1-2 roasted jalapenos, seeded and finely dices
1/2 to 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1-2 dry ancho chiles, seeded and ground
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 limes, juiced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste (1/2 to 1 tsp)

In a food processor, pulse tomatoes, garlic, ancho chiles, olive oil, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and pepper to desired consistency.  Add onion and jalapeno then pulse again if fine texture desired.  Let sit for at least an hour for flavors to develop.

Sweet Potato Biscuits

1 cup hot mashed sweet potato
1 egg
2 cups flour, unbleached
1/3 cup sugar (optional)
5 Tbsp margarine
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp baking powder
~2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a food processor using just enough milk to make soft dough.  On a floured surface, knead lighlty, roll out to half-inch thick, and cut biscuits.  Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.