Peanut Salsa


Toto and Tiko spotted a forest crab today. They got real close and he looked them right in the eyes. I warned the dogs to keep back or they’d have his claws attached to their nose. And they did! He looked pretty much like this, but darker brown and red. He was as big as my hand, right in the forest outside my front gate. And no fear.

Recipe of the Day – Peanut Aji

Ingredients:

6 tomates de arbol

3 T. peanut butter

2 T. parsley

2 T. mint

Juice of one lime
2 T. extra-virgin olive oil

Coarse salt (kosher or sea)
Directions: Bring a pot of water to a boil and drop in the tomatoes. Turn off the water and let sit for five minutes. Remove the tomatoes with a slotted spoon and let cool. Peel. Place the tomatoes, peanut butter, and 1/2 cup of water in a blender and puree until smooth. Blend in the parlsey and mint, running the blender in short bursts.

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium-low heat and add the puree. Cool, stirring often, until the sauce is thick and creamy, 5 to 8 minutes. Lower the heat and simmer gently. Add the lime juice, and season the sauce with salt to taste. the sauce warm. Let cool and chill, for up to 3 days.

Word of the Day – salsa – sauce

Tip of the Day – Tey these other Latin American salsas : Pebre
Chimichurri
Llajua
Molho à Campanha

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