Apr 11 2010

mango salsa

Mango Salsa

1 mango, chopped
1 avocado, chopped
½ red onion, minced
1 jalapeno pepper (no seeds), minced
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
½ of a lime, juiced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
¼ teaspoon pepper

Mix all ingredients together and serve as a condiment with meat or fish.

Mar 4 2010

green chili coconut chutney

Not really a sauce or a dip, chutney is in a class of its own.
In India, no meal is complete without chutney. There are hundreds of different recipes, for both fresh and cooked versions. Chutneys based on coconut are more common in the south, fruit chutneys in the north and west.

1 cup of fresh cilantro leaves
3 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
1 cup grated coconut (frozen shredded coconut from a bag)
1 garlic clove
1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped
2 green serrano chilies
1/3 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoons of lime juice
1/2 teaspoon cider vinegar
Water as needed

In a food processor, blend all ingredients (except the water) to form a paste. Add just enough water to make a moist (but not wet) chutney.

Chutney is a great pairing for a plethora of foods including meat, fish, vegetables, cakes, cheeses and sandwiches.