Friday, January 16, 2015

Enjoy My Own Salsa Sauce & Tortilla Chips

I am an addict for junk food when I watch movies or TV soap dramas! I learnt to eat these American habits while I was a student at the boarding school there. It was an eye opener for me to see how the Americans & foreign Asians from Japan and Korea enjoyed the food while I watched on like an alien from other planets. Soon I became hooked to eating celery dipped into tartar/mayonnaise or tortilla chips dipped into flaming hot salsa sauce!

Over here in our country, I could not afford to buy those imported salsa sauce often as they are too costly unless I could grab any clearance sales! Finally, I decided to try to make my own after hibernating for so long. My classmate once made his own salsa sauce dips during our pot luck dinner and I was so impressed.

I have made my own recently and I am extremely pleased until I must share this simple recipe. Men are Men and we hardly make records for the quantity, so just make your own estimates! I have googled hundreds of recipes and decided these ingredients on my own instincts.




My ingredients - Tomato Paste, Diced Tomatoes, Lemon, Big Onion, Garlic and Green Pepper.
I bought these brands as they are cheapest available. The whole ingredients are less than RM10 and I could easily make 3 big jars like the ones sold in the supermarket.




We are supposed to use fresh Mexican Jalapenos in the original salsa sauce but we don't have fresh ones here and the imported pickled ones are over priced. What the heck! I used our flaming hot chilly sauce instead of red chillies substitute. I prefer the bottled chilly sauce as they have added some vinegar, sugar, salt and whatever which are essential. Just keep pouring the chilly sauce until your lips are burnt with smoke coming out of your mouths!






 My wife who is a strict vegan and small eater could not stop munching all my tortilla chips. She swore that it was the best salsa sauce she had eaten after trying over 5 brands I have purchased. Ahem!


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43 comments:

  1. Well, well! Now you have got me craving for salsa hah..hah.... You are very innovative. I would not have thought of putting bottled chilli sauce into the salsa. King Kampong Koh brand some more. Yums!

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    1. Yalah PH.

      He got me craving for some too!

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    2. I am just a novice when it comes to culinary cooking skills, so I need to learn from the Mama Chefs like Yannie, Phong Hong, Princess Ribbon & Small Kucing. I must say that RealGunners inspired me to show that lazy men like us could dish out wonders sometimes.

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  2. Good afternoon TM... Weather here is hot...

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    1. Good evening Zumba Queen! You feel hot coz you have been dancing non stop. Do really dance workout or just wash your eyes?

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  3. Ever consider conducting a class teaching students how to cook? hehe...

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    1. You bet! Come to visit KL and attend SK's blogger gathering. You can conduct your Zumba Class here and demo while I teach you make salsa sauce. You can start your bloggers workshop to teach you cooking and selfie photography class!

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  4. Fuiyo, your salsa looks good!

    I also make my own... occasionally lah...

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    1. I remembered you blogged once about your salsa sauce too. No?

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  5. Hmmm... now you make me crave for some. :P

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    1. Quick make some for family to snack when go for weekend runs. It is so appetizing.

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    2. Eh. My son can make some for me instead lah. LOL

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  6. Didn't know Letchumi is a vegan.

    Salute.

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    1. She is a health freak, vegan and anti-carbo. I need to learn to eat and live heathy too.

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    2. Hi 5 to Letchumi, Yannie is health freak, love veggie and fruit more than carbo and protein. Hahaha!

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  7. Good, cook more and share more recipes. Now Everyone Can Cook! :D :D

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  8. Wow I can't believe you made your own salsa! I thought you just bought a packet of nachos and eat with canned salsa (do they have canned salsa?) haha.. I prefer cheesy creamy sauce.. The one like KFC cheesy wedges punya creamy cheese sauce.. I think I wana 'make' my own cheesy sauce and
    munch with nachos in front of the tv whole nite and get fat !!

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  9. Anay, I look at your ingredients. I think it is very smart of you to use Kampung Koh chilly sauce , another good is the Life Thai Chilly sauce . I just have a suggestion, Anay can replace the dices tomato in can with fresh tomato. It will be more healthy, no?

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  10. muahaha!! Anay is a chatterbox and he also likes munching snacks when he is watching movies of TV.. and that makes his mouth moving all the time!!! sorry but this reminds Thambee of a very funny description Anay describe about some people when they are dead~~ LOL my dear Anay!!! :p

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    1. wakakakakak...you make me laugh ler Thanmby but very aptly description of anay

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  11. yes, I started to appreciate celery stick and carrot stick dip into tartar sauce and cream cheese one day when I attended a cocktail party organized by my Uni in a hotel in KL.. since then I love celery (which I didn't at all) and yes, this could be some healthier snack huh?? and when did I came across tortilla chips?? guess during my uni days when I saw them selling in big packets and yet cheap in supermarkets..

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  12. wow!!! Anay makes the BEST salsa dips that Letchumy claimed it's the best and better than 5 brands she has tasted!! this is no joke dei!!! when is Anay going to make some for a Thambee and we can sit by the window admiring the view of KLCC, KL Tower and Genting on the hill while having tortilla chips with salsa and sipping a cup of Chinese tea?? wow, that's fusion!!! :D

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  13. errr, Anay remember must mark down the measurements of every ingredients, maybe that's the exact amount and ratio of different ingredients that make it the best salsa dip!! or probably the Kampong Koh chili sauce is the secret?? but true, cooking is an art and not a science, so not necessarily the exact measurement but all by heart.. and by heart also means you must have a good mood when you are preparing the food, else it will never taste good!! agree?? :)

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  14. I don't take snacks, I seldom crave for snacks, except that sometimes I would crave for chocolate

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  15. Wah, such high compliment, best salsa sauce~~ ;)

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  16. Oh my, they can be really good to go with a "movie" haha, i like the chips with Guacamole too

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  17. I also love munching on junk food like tortilla chips and potato chips! Anyway, didn't go to the distance like you la... the most is I brew a nice kopi after that!

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  18. I love tortilla chips with salsa. For some reason, they feel "healthier" than potato chips! Hahaha

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  19. Your own salsa sauce looks good. Must be fiery hot since you use flaming hot chilly sauce.

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  20. wow, I haven't tried making such yummy sauce before. Maybe I should try it one day. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Letchumi is a vegan ka? didnt know that

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  22. Good wor. Make own salsa sauce. saves a lot of money and most of all the ingredients are fresh...well...at least some of it la...No wonder Letchumi eat and eat . So got leftover for you or not ? :p

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  23. wow...lidddat when you retired you can earn side income selling these leh. no need to be grumpy old man liao Muhahahaha....joking la. But a good recipe everyone also want.

    Ya have made salsa before. Not bad la Kaldip says

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  24. "This must be good for vegan" I had this in my mind when I was reading this post all the way down, and it really is.. The Mrs Twilight prove it :D :D :D

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  25. Wah, I'm impressed! Any chance for me to try your creation??

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  26. The last pic looks so yummy!! Thinking want to have this for breakfast, as I almost everyday has the same breakfast, try something new is no bad!!

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  27. Ohh...that must be very nice as approved by your wife. Munching the chips with salsa seems to be a healthier choice than eating junks.ahhaha

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  28. Looks good! I've tried making salsa verde with tomatillos but tomatillos are very expensive here - RM 14 for a box of 8 small ones.

    I've seen fresh Jalapenos in BIG in Publika before but they're really expensive too.

    Yours looks like a good substitute! :)

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  29. Nothing like something home-made when it comes to food... Proud of you for making your own. I'm sure it was delicious.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  30. It's nice to find suitable sause for your and your wife. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Wow! I love salsa sauce! Yum!! So your wife said it's the best she had tasted? Maybe you should start a salsa sauce business already! LOL!

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