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Authentic Puerto Vallarta salsa is easy to make and tastes far superior to anything from the supermarket. Mexican cooks use ingredients on hand to make vibrant, flavorful, and healthy salsas.
To make the salsa you can mix and match the following ingredients to suit your taste:
- Tomatoes preferably Roma but regular tomatoes work fine
- Bell peppers
- Jalapeno chiles
- Serrano chiles
- Poblano chiles
- Lime juice
The most important step for making a great salsa is charring the vegetables. Make sure they are good and burnt all the way around.
To char, the vegetables hold them over an open flame on a gas stove. If your stove is electric, preheat a large frying pan on high and char the vegetables in the pan turning often.
Many Mexican recipes have you peel the chiles. In this case, the charred bits give the salsa a deeper smokier flavor so you want to leave the skins on.
Recipe for a Typical Version of the Mexican Table Salsa
- 6 Roma tomatoes or 3 large regular tomatoes
- 1 Medium white onion chopped
- 3 Jalapeno or serrano chiles (add more or reduce quantity to taste)
- 1 Garlic clove
- 1 Cup loosely packed cilantro
- 2 limes (the smaller Mexican limes are the best)
- Makes 5 to 6 cups of salsa
Char the tomatoes, onion, garlic and chiles. Remove from heat and let cool. Remove the tops of the tomatoes and chiles. Put all ingredients in a blender including the cilantro and the juice of two limes. I like to add two tablespoons of olive oil which gives the salsa a richer flavor. Add salt to taste. Blend until coarsely ground. Do not over blend.
Puerto Vallarta is known best for its Nightlife, with the many nightclubs around. If you're into Salsa Music, Come to J & B Salsa Club. It is one of the most visited clubs in Puerto Vallarta, for its music and excellent atmosphere. It's no reason it has so many good reviews from all who come to visit.
Av. Francisco Medina Ascencio, km 2.5 Puerto Vallarta
Another Salsa Restaurant / Club is La Bodeguita del Medio, which features great Cuban food and excellent music at night.
Paseo Díaz Ordaz 858, Downtown