Archive | May 2014

Homemade Mexican Salsa

Salsa

Have you ever wondered why those salsas at the Mexican restaurants taste so fresh and delicious? Well, more than likely, they are made in-house with fresh ingredients. This recipe is super simple and its uses can go way outside the box. In addition to the traditional ways that come to mind, I enjoy this salsa as a sauce on fish or grilled flank steak. The fresh ingredients here, such as the tomatoes, onion, garlic, lime and cilantro combines for a pretty dense nutritional punch. Just make sure you don’t go too crazy with the chips like most of us do when we are at the restaurant.

Ingredients:

  • 2 14oz cans diced tomatoes
  • 4 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • ½ a large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • dash of Tabasco or other hot sauce to taste

Preparation:

Simply put all ingredients in a blender and pulse to your desired consistency. For a chunkier salsa, cut the vegetables the size that you want them and mix in a bowl. Adjust seasoning as needed.

 

Nutrition Facts: (4oz)

Calories: 53

Fat: 1g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Carbohydrates: 10g

Fiber: .5g

Protein: 1g

 

 

 

Blackened Halibut with Mango Salsa

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Ingredients:
• 1 pound halibut filets
• Blackened seasoning
• 1 mango, medium diced
• 1⁄4 red onion, finely diced
• 1⁄4 red pepper, finely diced
• 1 clove roasted garlic, mashed • 2 scallions, sliced thinly
• 1 tablespoon cilantro
• Juice from 1 lime
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 tablespoon honey or agave • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
• Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:
1. First, prepare the salsa by simply prepping and mixing all ingredients (except for the halibut and blackened seasoning of course). The flavors work best together when prepared a couple of hours before serving.
2. Season the halibut with the blackened seasoning and sear it in a pan or on the flat top. Finish cooking in the oven at 400 degrees for about 5-10 minutes until it is cooked all the way through, but still light and flaky.
3. Serve halibut with a spoonful of the salsa on top.