Re: [CH] The Worst salsa you've ever had.

Jonathan T. Smillie (
Thu, 14 May 1998 15:04:13 -0500

At 09:36 AM 5/14/98 -0500, Michael Schapansky wrote:

>Where have you folks found the best and WORST salsas??

Best - Pasqual's Salsaria in Madison, Wisconsin (my current 

domicile). They make all their salsas fresh every day, and the 

Scotch Bonnet Salsa is worth dipping into - not quite up there 

with my homemade Xnipec, but fiery enough to frighten off the 

gringos. Nice garlic and tomatillo flavors, lime juice, and always

that fruit-smoky Bonnet burn. Try it if you're in these parts. 

Worst- anything based on cooked tomatoes, such as the pasty

muck offered at Tumbleweed and other allegedly Tex-Mex restaurants.

If you can't be bothered making your salsa fresh (in a restaurant, 

anyway- commercial products packaged for retail sale are a different

animal), then don't make it at all. 

Speaking of retail salsas, an acquaintance in North Carolina sent me

(by way of my SO), two jars of "Andy's Good 'n' Hot Stuff"- one called 

"Green Fire Salsa" and one just "Habanero Salsa". These things are 

the GOODS! Serious heat and wonderful flavor- especially the Green

Fire. Anybody else experienced these or know of a retailer (on the Web

or otherwise) who carries these? I've run out and am experiencing 

severe withdrawal...



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