Saturday, February 19, 2005

Chi Chi's Zesty Salsa Recipe Request

Any suggestions on finding the recipe for Chi Chi's Zesty Salsa, that they used to serve in their restaurants. I don't know if it had tomatoes in it or not. The liquid in the salsa was clear. I find plenty of recipes for the mild salsa but I'm looking for the Zesty Salsa recipe.

Recipe requested by James

If you have the mild recipe, why don't you just add a chipolte or green chili pepper to it.You might have to play a little, but you have the basics.
Any luck finding this? I love that salsa but nobody seems to know what I am talking about. They all say 'try the mild' blah blah blah - mild is like ketchup and green peppers - nasty. I do know it has tomatoes, onions, cilantro, garlic, ?lime juice?, etc - I have come close but not exact yet. email me if you have any more info if you don't mind - thanks. [email protected]
I worked at ChiChi's for 3 years and made thousands of trash cans full of both the mild and hot salsa. Yep, it was mixed in large plastic trash cans. It's simple to make. The spices came in a paper bag. The manager once said I could never guess the secret spice and I asked him if he meant the ground coriander. You should have seen his face! I have a great nose, when it comes to food. OK folks, here it is. Get out your stick mixer or blender. This is as close as it gets!
For the Mild Salsa:
One 14 oz can of CRUSHED tomato
1/3 can water
1/2 small white onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon Garlic powder
1 teaspoon GROUND coriander
(Add the 5 ingredients to a bowl or blender. Use a small stick mixer or zap in blender - we used a giant stick mixer) NOW.....
Add one Small can of Diced Green Chilis - (you can find those in the Mexican food isle of any grocery store) - & add the Green Ends of 3 Diced Scallions to your bowl or blender for a few more seconds. You want to see some of the green onion and chili pieces so don't overdo it with the blender.
To make Hot Salsa, just add a few slices of jalapeno peppers to the green onion and chilis, before zapping for the second time.
It even tastes better the next day. Just stir it if it if the water starts to separate from the tomato. That's all there is to it.
Anyone have the recipe for the clear salsa yet?
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