When Maggie informed me that my blog post for Curious 52 this week would cover a salsa lesson, I wept like a child. She calmly explained that she meant salsa the food, and that in any event Thai had already covered salsa the dance in week 3.
Serendipitously, a friend of mine then invited me to his house for a fajita dinner. I shopped using the attached ingredient list, but I didn’t manage to actually take the lesson before I got to his house (let alone make the salsa). Fortunately, Easy Homemade Salsa taught me how in about three minutes. There were some nice touches I hadn’t used before, like red bell pepper and olive oil. And the close-up video of each of the steps was helpful, especially watching how an expert de-seeds a jalapeno pepper:
I was in an unfamiliar kitchen and making salsa for 6+ (while reluctantly sharing a knife and cutting board), so i’d say the whole process took me about 30 minutes (including taking the lesson!). Here is my project with some of the delectable result:
So aside from how to make salsa, what did i learn from this?
- Like Maggie, I am quite the procrastinator (I actually knew this already).
- Watch Learn Eat can teach salsa fast.
- Chopping tomatoes is slow. I really want one of these vegetable choppers: