With preseason football shortly coming to an end, it is time to start thinking about some important football topics. No, not your fantasy draft or how the Falcons will size up against the Chiefs on opening day. It should be: What am I going to slam down my gullet while I watch Matty Ice shred defenses like a sponge ruiner??
I personally will be making homemade salsa. This is a great option for all of you that plan on spending some quality time in front of the TV during the Sunday festivities because it is a tasty and healthier alternative to just opening a bag of Cheeto’s. This also provides something to dunk on a Saint’s fan head when they start saying any of the following words "Katrina", "Goodell", or "Lofton".
Recipe after the jump.
My salsa recipe is one I stole from someone online and I have made it about 4 times with positive results. It is simple and the only heavy machinery it requires is a decent sized food processor. It also makes a ton of salsa. You can add or subtract ingredients to your taste, but here are the basics and instructions:
1 can (28 Ounce) Whole Tomatoes With Juice
2 cans (10 Ounce) Rotel (diced Tomatoes and Green Chilies, mild or medium or spicy depending on you temperature preference)
1/4 cup Chopped Onion
1 clove Garlic, Minced
1 whole Jalapeno, Quartered and Sliced Thin
1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1/2 cup Cilantro
1/2 whole Lime Juice
Combine whole tomatoes, Rotel, onion, jalapeno, garlic, sugar, salt, cumin, lime juice, and cilantro in a blender or food processor. Pulse until you get the salsa to the consistency you'd like. Test seasonings with a tortilla chip and adjust as needed. For a milder salsa use only mild Rotel and cut the seeds out of the jalapeno before adding it to the mix. I add extra cilantro because I love that stuff and add a touch of balsamic vinegar to help it keep longer
For you Falcoholics trying to watch your waist band, substitute celery for chips. It tastes like a chunky bloody mary to me and you get a low calorie snack… Yeah right. Do this in order to justify eating more wings later.
I want to know what you, the Falcoholics, serve up while the Falcons are away and you watch them at home. My salsa is just a suggestion, so please post recipes. Heck, since Thursday is preseason, maybe we can all try one of these rookie recipes for the real thing on September 9th. Next time, let’s talk Tailgating!