Whenever I make salsa I can’t help reminiscing about a gorgeous hunk of a man who made some for me one night wearing a very sexy blue and white striped T-shirt. Ooh, he was a sight to see chopping those tomatoes. Yum yum.
When I am on my deathbed I sincerely hope that one of the things I remember will be the sight of the same man making me breakfast on the houseboat one morning wearing nothing but the little pink apron Sanja bought me in Belgrade. What a dreamboat.
Lana’s recipe is rather vague but I’ve made a note of quantities I used for mine in brackets. You can add more or less of anything to taste really. It was OK but nothing like the salsa made by my stripy shirted heartthrob. He was a fan of a hefty handful of garlic in most things he cooked so maybe that is what was missing from Lana’s.
Lana Turner’s Simple and Easy Salsa
3 large tomatoes
3 small green chillis (I used about ½ tablespoon pickled chillis)
1 long spring onion (I used about ½ tablespoon)
1 small bunch of coriander (I used about a handful of leaves)
Place whole tomatoes in pot of boiling water. Turn off heat and let tomatoes sit in hot water for approximately 5 minutes. Remove, cool and peel.
Chop chillis very fine. You can remove the seeds or not, depending on how hot you like your salsa.
Finely chop only white part of spring onion. Finely chop coriander.
Cut up tomatoes and put all ingredients into bowl and mix together.
As Lana puts it “enjoy”.
What! he was only wearing a t shirt, nothing else?
Ha ha! No on that occasion he was also wearing troosers (he is Scottish in case you couldn’t guess!)
Not to diss Lana Turner, but garlic needs to be in that salsa! You’re making me homesick for some of the great Mexican food restaurants in Oklahoma. There’s a place called The Iguana Lounge in Oklahoma City that has fresh, homemade salsa that’s the best thing ever. Iguana Lounge is now in their third location, but at their second they had a huge poster of Night of the Iguana, so I always thought they were pretty awesome.
Mmm yes, garlic, definitely. I LOVE Mexican food. I’ve yet to find a really good Mexican place in London but having fun trying. I spent a fair bit of time in Texas so am very partial to a Margarita with my Mexican breakfasts!
Needs garlic salt and lime juice.
Also, I wish I had a hot guy prepare food for me. Sadly, I don’t think that will ever happen for me.
Yep, garlic, salt and lime juice definitely required! Keep looking for your hot guy my dear, Put a note on your dating profile that you are looking for a man who likes to cook. Ask – believe – receive!