Saturday, September 28, 2013

Strawberry Salsa

From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...We had a lovely dinner last evening. Bob grilled steaks that had been rubbed with Southwestern-style seasonings and I garnished them with a strawberry salsa that was served in a small Haas avocado half. This salsa is one of my favorite summer condiments. The recipe for it appeared in Gourmet magazine over a decade ago and everyone who has tasted it really loves it. While it's a wonderful garnish, it is also great served in quantity with warm corn tortilla chips for scooping. This is one of those rare strawberry dishes that is better made with ripe but unmistakably firm berries. Field berries exude too much liquid and lack the firmness required to scoop the salsa from the bowl. While you won't hear me say it often, the berries in the supermarket are perfect for this dish. The salsa requires five ingredients and can be prepared in about 30 minutes. It can be made several hours before you plan to serve it, but the berries will begin to break down in they sit too much longer than that. I've kept the heat in the recipe at a moderate level, but if you like a fiery salsa simply add more chilies. Here's the recipe.

Strawberry Salsa...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite inspired by Gourmet magazine


2 fresh jalape?o chilies, finely chopped

2 cups finely chopped strawberries

1/2 cup finely chopped white onion

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sugar


Combine chilies, strawberries, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. Mix gently to combine. Salsa can be made several hours before serving and chilled. Yield: 3 cups.

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