Friday, August 10, 2012

Thai-style Salsa

Hey friends!
We're back!

Let's get this show back on the road with a fun new recipe. Thai-style Salsa! If you're anything like me, you're impatiently waiting for jacket weather, mountains of chili and football. This salsa is a great Sunday afternoon snack for cheering on your favorite team or to share with your friends.

Thai-style Salsa:
1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes, salted and drained
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 handful Thai basil
2 shallots, minced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 - 2 inches freshly grated ginger
5-6 Thai chiles, diced
juice of half a lime
1/2 teaspoon turmeric

To salt and drain the tomatoes, place tomatoes in a fine mesh strainer over a bowl and add a heavy pinch of salt. Allow to drain for about 15-20 minutes. Use the tomato water for something like this.

Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend to combine. Add more chiles or
salt to taste.

Serve with your favorite corn chips and enjoy!