Posts tagged ‘salsa’
Caldillo de Tomate, or Tomato Broth, the perfect accompaniment for many dishes.
My husband showed me this simple recipe for a beautiful ‘jugoso’ tomato sauce that I now use for many different dishes. It is called ‘caldillo‘ (broth) not ‘salsa‘ (sauce), the difference is that a caldillo is more like a thin soupy type of salsa, or a light tomato broth rather than the thicker chunkier type of salsa that is used on tacos for example. It is used for dishes such as Chiles Rellenos, they are served ‘bañado‘ (bathed) in it. I love it, its so flavoursome and tasty yet light and not too thick. Great as a base for tomato soup or for any dish that requires a thinner tomato sauce. (more…)
How to skin tomatoes
Here is something i picked up when i was traveling in India for the first time. Strangely enough it was up in the snowy Himalayas in little wooden ashram lodgings with the Italians, an Israeli friend and the Japanese girlfriend of one of the Italian guys. They showed us how to make real Italian style pasta sauce and that requires toms sin skin.
Once you know this simple trick you will save loads of time and hassle when you are making something that requires skin-free tomatoes, like soup or salsa. (more…)