Ahhh… Hotter than Hades Salsa. 1997 was the year of the salsa (no, I am not referring to the dance). After every batch, Mark asked, “Can you make it hotter?” That is, until this version. He took in a big scoop, wiped the perspiration from his brow, and gasped, “Oh. This one is just right!” If you can’t take the heat, just use milder peppers. For a version that feels fresh from the garden, serve straight from the blender without cooking.
Hotter than Hades Salsa Recipe
|WHAT YOU NEED||WHAT TO DO||WHY|
||Pulse a couple of times in a blender or food processor to knock down the volume. Do not purée.||Tomato skins tend to curl up unattractively in sauces. Puréeing causes froth formation.|
||Add all to the blender; pulse to desired consistency. Transfer to a 12-inch tri-ply everyday pan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Promptly reduce the heat to hold at a simmer, stirring occasionally, until reduced to your preferred consistency.||Hot pepper membranes and seeds add maximum heat to the salsa. A wide pan promotes rapid evaporation, minimizing cooking time. Cooked onions add a natural sweetness.|