You can see the salsas as the last ingredient that is put on a Mexican dish... like the cherry on the cake.
We know that this may sound confusing but it’s true... think about it. The salsas are there waiting for the appetizer, your tacos or any main course to be ready so they can be added and give that flavor , that consistency, that texture and that hotness that the dish was lacking. For this reason the salsas are definitely like the cherry on the cake of the Mexican food.
And there are salsas that their preparation is a whole ritual like the mole.
– Within the Mexican cuisine the most used ingredients to prepare salsas are: tomato or tomatillo, chile, onion and garlic. These ingredients are basic in the preparation of most of the salsas.
If you want your salsas to stand out from the rest prepare them in a molcajete. You have no idea of the great contribution that the molcajete brings in the salsa preparation. The texture and consistency of the salsa will be extraordinary and its flavor will always be much better.
We also have to mention that the preparation will be a little bit more complicated... but for that flavor, is worth the effort.
It doesn’t matter what salsa you want to prepare or for what food you want to use it. Experiment! That’s the best way to discover the whole world of flavors, combinations and mixtures that the Mexican salsas have to offer to your table.