Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nectarine Salsa (or is it Seltzer*)

Now that the tomatoes are in full swing, it's time to make salsa. This is a good alternative to plain tomato salsa. I like this salsa a little more on the sweet side so you might want to use less sugar. The Sous Chef says he would like it with a little bit of heat. Either way it's still delicious.

Nectarine Salsa

2 nectarines
2 T sugar
2 tomatoes
1 shallot

Peel nectarines and tomatoes If you don't have this handy-dandy peeler, I recommend you get one. Otherwise you will have to drop the nectarines and tomatoes in boiling water for a few seconds.  Immediately put them in an ice-water bath.  They should then slide out of their skins.

Do a large dice on the nectarines and place in a bowl. Sprinkle sugar on the nectarines and allow the fruit to macerate for a few minutes.  Meanwhile slice the top of the tomato off and gently squeeze out some of the seeds. Large dice the tomatoes.  Finely chop the shallots. Add the tomatoes and shallot to the nectarines. Season with salt. Taste - add additional sugar if needed. Serve with tortilla chips.

This is such a nice refreshing summer salsa. I think it would also be very nice served over broiled fish. We've never had the opportunity to try this as we never manage to save any after eating it with the chips!

*I know, I know I just can't help it. I had to do a Seinfeld reference on this (this is not a recipe about nothing though!)

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