The tomato brothy is a basic salsa of the Mexican cuisine that is used to accompany an infinity of typical Mexican dishes like the cheese stuffed chillies, meatballs, zucchinis with cheese, chayote, cauliflower, vegetable tortitas, tuna tortitas, huauzontles, potatoes, eggs, steak, chicken, sausages, etc., etc., etc. The list is really endless.
The beauty about this salsa is that when it is added to a dish, it transforms it into a completely different dish thanks to the sweet, subtle, fresh and spicy flavors that it provides.
As you could realize this salsa can be used in complex dishes, in simple dishes... but that’s not all because you can also use it to simply spice up your soups.
About the Recipe
This recipe is very easy to make. There’s really none step that may result complicated or laborious.
To prepare the tomato brothy 1 cup of chicken stock is needed. In case of not having it, it can be substituted with water however with the stock it acquires more flavor.
In this recipe the serrano pepper is used which is a spicy chili. If you don’t want your tomato brothy to be spicy, reduce the serrano peppers’ quantity to taste.
Remember to pick for this recipe, the tomatoes that are red and ripe but not too heavy so the flavor will be optimum.
The preparation of this salsa will take .
The recipe is for 1 cup.
4 Tomatoes (26.4 oz)
4 Serrano Peppers (1.6 oz)
1/3 of an Onion (2.6 oz)
1 Garlic clove (.1 oz)
5 Coriander sprigs (1.5 oz)
1 cup of Chicken Stock (8.4 fl oz)
1/4 cup of Olive Oil (2 fl oz)
1/2 tablespoon of Salt
1 Chopping Board
1 Kitchen Spoon
Peel the Tomatoes
Make a shallow X cut on the inferior part of 4 tomatoes, then reserve.
Pour in a saucepan the enough water to cover the 4 tomatoes with the ones you worked and bring it to a boil over high heat.
When it boils incorporate in the saucepan the 4 tomatoes with the ones you worked and leave them cooking in the boiling water for about 25 seconds, until the skins start to separate.
Take from the saucepan, with a kitchen spoon, the tomatoes that were cooked and rinse them with cold water.
Remove the skins of the tomatoes that were rinsed. Upon completion put them in a blender and reserve.
The tomatoes’ skin has to be removed because it is not pleasant to find the skin of a tomato in the dish that was seasoned.
Blend some Ingredients
Remove the seeds and the veins of 4 serrano peppers, then put them in the blender along with the tomatoes.