Roast Mexican Salsa
At Wickedfood Earth Farm we have been growing a wide variety of organic tomatilloes, chillies and garlic for the last 10 years. Over the years we have developed our Roast Mexican Salsa, a complex sugar-free Salsa Verde. We blend the different varieties of tomatilloes and chillies to create our own unique spicy sauce. We roast the vegetables which concentrate the natural sugars and acids, then coarsely chop and balance the heat with a mix of different chillies. Lastly, we add our unique spice blend before bottling to lock in the flavour.
In Mexico, salsa verde is the go-to sauce on nearly every table from home to top-end restaurants, as a less sweet, hotter version of ketchup which is found on most tables in the USA. Salsa verde is a blend of tomatillo, chillies, garlic, onion and spices. It comes in a variety of guises from the basics of raw vegetables, freshly chopped and blended, to a complex cooked chunky sauce, with a pleasant sweet/sour, smoky flavour like we bottle at Wickedfood Earth Farm.
The tomatillo, part of the cape gooseberry family, is also known in Mexico as miltomate, tomate verde, or tomate, and is more popular than red tomato in Mexican salsas. They give the salsa a delicious thick consistency as they have lower water content and a better sweet/sour balance than tomatoes.
This salsa is a great spicy sugar-free alternative to tomato sauce. Eat with:
- A breakfast fry up – great with a fried egg;
- Nachos – a quick healthy snack;
- Burgers, hot dogs and boerewors rolls;
- Fish and chips;
- Grilled steak;
- Spice up grilled roast chicken;
- Add to tomato-based sauces for an added chilli kick.
The Wickedfood Earth Farm food gardens and orchards are planted with a wide variety of heirloom vegetables and herbs, and the extensive orchards have over 50 varieties of fruit and nut trees, and berries. The Wickedfood Earth Farm food gardens are internationally recognized by Slow Food as an important educational garden. At Wickedfood Earth Country Cooking School we bottle all excess fruit and vegetables at the peak of their ripeness. All our fruit and vegetables are grown along organic lines, free of insecticides, fertilizers or any other poisons. We hand make small batches of a wide range of preservative-free preserves, jams, chutneys, relishes, sauces and bottled fruit. This ensures that, by not over-processing, the result is concentrated, natural flavours.