One of the most popular salsas in the world is undoubtedly the tomato salsa, that seems to be heritage of other cuisines and not of the Mexican. When in reality the tomato came to Europe from hand of the Spaniards, that discovered it when they arrived to Mexico and they named it “tomate" – from the Nahuatl tomatl.
Although the European cuisines adopted it almost as their own and they elaborated their own tomato salsas. In Mexico we count with various versions of salsas, where the tomato is used as main ingredient. All of them are very singular due to the combination of chilies, herbs and other ingredients that are used in its preparation.
The fried tomato and chili salsa has a spicy point, a very Mexican aroma and a soft texture since it is fried. It is a light salsa that will serve you to accompany appetizers, rices, tacos or some dish that has little flavor.
About the Recipe
This recipe is interesting because the tomatoes’ skin will be taken off, then many activities will be performed and your salsa will be a success.
We give the recipe with serrano pepper but you could also use 1 jalapeno pepper.
In the original preparation lard is used but it could also be substituted for olive oil. The result will be lighter and subtle.