Once labeled “Inverted Paws”, this recipe can either put you into utopia or kill ya. I have put it in a format that hopefully you will be able to use to change the heat as you see fit.
The key to this recipe is to hand cut all veggies. Do not throw into a food processor and blend. Also, use as many fresh vegetables as possible. You will be able to tell the difference.
|amount||ingredient||to make milder|
|10||serrano peppers||use less|
|6-8||cayenne peppers||use less or omit|
|2||yellow bell peppers|
|1/2 cup||brown sugar|
|30 oz||red enchilada sauce|
|12 oz||kernel corn|
|10 cloves||fresh minced garlic|
|1 bunch||fresh minced cilantro|
|1 tblsp||black pepper|
|3 cans||Rotel Habanero Tomotoes||Use regular or lime flavors|
|10||roma or plum tomatoes|
Now you have the base, and many will stop here. You can modify the tomoatoe consistency changing the ratio of tomotoes and amount of enchilada sauce you put in it.
Taste the flavor and adjust to your desire (do not add more “heat”, that will come). The trick to good salsa (in my opinion) is to have a balance of flavor and heat. DO NOT adjust the flavor of your salsa with vinegar based hot sauce, I recommend using “Dave’s Insanity Sauce”. Be careful with this stuff, it is not ‘normal’ hot sauce, as you can tell from the price. It is actually made from pepper extract, that’s right, the stuff they make pepper spray with. Have fun, but remember if you make it too hot, you will have to eat all yourself!!
Start out with 2 tablespoons of Dave’s Insanity Sauce. As you add more, you can take the heat up, but I would either add some more corn, brown sugar or bell peppers to counter the heat. Experiment, enjoy and feel the burn!!!