RECIPE: fried tomato salsa

Yes. This is a recipe for FRIED TOMATO SALSA. Yes, FRIED. But, it’s in coconut oil…so…um…

It’s addictive if you like some heat in your life.

4 shallots
2 cloves of garlic
7 small red Asian peppers
1/2 tsp salt
10 small tomatoes (or 4-5 large tomatoes, or 15 cherry tomatoes)
1/4 c coconut oil (or oil of your choice)

So, here’s the process.
Peel and slice the shallots and garlic. Split open the peppers. Smash garlic, shallots, and peppers with salt (the salt makes it easier to smash) in a mortar and pestle. This can also be done sans salt in a food processor.
Quarter the tomatoes. Heat the oil in the pan, coconut oil smokes somewhat easily (not as easily as olive oil), so keep the heat medium-high. Once the oil is hot add the garlic, shallot, and pepper smash. Fry until the smell good, but not quite brown. Add the tomatoes and continue to fry, smooshing the tomatoes with the back of a spoon, until everything is well combined. Once combined and cooked through (about 5 minutes), remove from heat.


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