I recently made Roasted Salsa Roja and it was the bomb! Isn’t Mexican food just the best? The cuisine is much more varied than what we get at our local Mexican restaurants. I have found that each cook makes a unique salsa and that’s what I love about Mexican cuisine. Actually I feel that way about other Mexican dishes as well. Each person I’ve met has their own way of making tamales, enchiladas, frijoles, etc. When it comes to making salsa it seems like there’s no correct way of doing it. Some people like to roast the ingredients while some prefer to boil. It seems it all comes down to preference. I love experimenting with different dried chiles to see what I can come up with. For this roasted salsa roja I used chile pequin.
When I came home from church the other day I was so hungry and wanted something simple like eggs. But since I am married to a Mexican I couldn’t eat my eggs the way I used to. It’s just not as filling as the way my husband likes to eat his which is with lots of yummy salsa and tortillas. Yum! Though I do occasionally get a craving for fried eggs and toast. So that’s when I raided my cabinets and came up with this delicious salsa. I roasted the tomatoes in the oven until they were soft and the skin was partly blackened. Then I toasted the rest of the ingredients in a skillet which gives the chiles an extra special flavor that I love.
We enjoyed the salsa with scrambled eggs and some refried beans. A very humble and cheap meal yet so delicious and full of flavor! This salsa would also pair perfectly with meats, tacos, tortilla chips and many other dishes. How do you make your salsa roja? I’m always love hearing how other people make theirs!