Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pico De Gallo

I've got a simple entry today, simple but delicious.  The Mexican condiment known as Pico De Gallo.  A few fresh ingredients is all you'll need.  The possibilities for Pico are endless, for this particular application, I made them for burritos and the extra for chips..... But there are plenty more options for which to use Pico.  To make it we need:

2 Large Tomatoes
1/2 Red Onion
1 Jalapeno (you can either use the seeds or not depending on how spicy you want it)
4 Cloves of Garlic
1 Large Lime
1 Cup of Cilantro (more if you really like cilantro, like I do)

Start with the tomatoes.  First quarter them then run your knife along the the inside so you cut out all the guts and seeds.  So you should just have the skins left.  Once you have done this to all the tomatoes, dice them and throw into a large non-reactive bowl. 

Next dice the onion, jalapeno, and garlic.  Again with the jalapeno, all the heat is in the seeds, so you can make the Pico De Gallo as spicy as you want with how much of the seeds go in.  Next add in the juice of 1 lime. A tip is to pop the lime in the microwave for about 5 seconds, it will yield more juice that way.  Then finely chop up the cilantro, throw it in the bowl and toss all the ingredients until well combined. Simple!

Again possibilities are endless, tacos, burritos, nachos, or just with tortilla chips and a corona. It is an extremely versatile condiment that tastes great and is extremely easy to make.

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