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Fire Roasted Salsa

Posted on September 10th, 2012  |  No Comments

Last week I went on a rant about the ridiculous, false, annoying commercials I see so often now that we have cable back. Wellll, I forgot to mention all the funny ones out there. Like the lady who tries to blow torch her tomatoes to make them fire roasted, then a chef appears and asks her if she also churns her own butter. Ha. I laugh every time.

I’m also a huge fan of any and all ESPN commercials. Hilarious.

But I don’t find much inspiration from those.

The butter churning lady, she gives me ideas.

I actually do have a blow torch, but figured that wasn’t the best method, so I went with the broiler. Only took about 5 minutes.

Then into the food processor (once cooled of course, heat and plastic aren’t friends), with a shallot, extra virgin olive oil, lime, salt and pepper.


Pulse some more.

Top with fresh raw corn (or char it, like I did in this post) and enjoy!

Unbelievable flavor, with minimal effort.

I’m sensing a theme with my cooking lately. Must be the Houston heat. Where’s fall in this town?



Fire Roasted Salsa

by The Talking Kitchen

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients (1 cup)

  • 5 Roma tomatoes, halved
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno, halved
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pepper
  • ear of corn


Preheat the broiler.

Place tomatoes, garlic (unpeeled), and jalapeno on baking sheet – optional to toss with a tsp of grapeseed oil

Broil for 5 minutes or so, until the tops of the tomatoes are charred.

Remove from oven and let cool.

Add everything to a food processor or blender, be sure to peel the garlic. Add the shallot, pepper, salt, oil and lime. Pulse until desired consistency and everything is blended together.

Serve with raw fresh corn, or char like in this recipe.


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