I love getting cookbooks from the library. It makes it easy to try out new ones without having to worry about having an overflowing bookshelf. For our recent Mexican themed lamb dinner, I picked up Rick Bayless’s Fiesta at Rick’s. It is a great cookbook, with a nice focus on drinks and themed menus for parties. Unfortunately, there weren’t any lamb recipes I could use.
There was a great recipe for a Creamy Roasted JalapeÃ±o Salsa though. It is a great sauce that is full of flavor but not too spicy. Honestly, it has a consitancy that is closer to a salad dressing than a traditional salsa. It was great on tacos, but since there were left overs I have tried it on eggs, sandwiches and burgers, all of which were delicious.
The garlic in it, helps emulsify it and make it into a creamy sauce. I made it in our Vitamix, which mixes the hell out of things. It has been over 2 weeks and it hasn’t come apart yet, impressive!
Creamy Roasted JalapeÃ±o Salsa
- 6 ounces jalapeÃ±o chiles (about 5-6), stemmed
- 10 garlic cloves
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil