My first experience with Taco Deli’s addictive salsa, known as Doña Sauce, unfolded at work. A co-worker invited me to experience this new salsa from a local taco shop, ‘Be careful, it’s hot’ he warned. I carefully tried a small amount of bright, green, creamy salsa on my corn chip and was transported to a wonderful place of fire roasted, smoky, peppery salsa goodness. I grabbed another chip, this time with a heftier amount, and another……and oh…..another! This kept going on until each chip was followed by a swig of water as the fiery-ness of Taco Deli’s ‘Crack Sauce’ caught up with me. ‘And THAT’S why we order the large bowl’ he proudly exclaimed.
This salsa tastes just like Taco Deli’s so I believe I cracked the simple code. It is a versatile salsa, you don’t have to use jalapeños, any pepper will work but Taco Deli uses jalapeños. You can add this salsa as spice mixture for sauces, meats and dips. It’s amazing on its own as well as a jumping off point for other dishes. Experiment, create, enjoy! If you make something with this let us know. I would really love to hear what you make. You can also tag #FusionCraftiness on Instagram too!
Did you make too much? You can use the extra salsa, just substitute the Salsa for jalapeños and garlic in this dish.
- 4 Large jalapeños or 8 small jalapeños
- 6 Cloves of garlic, peeled, roughly chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- Place whole jalapeños on baking sheet and broil in oven on top rack until charred, turn and roast the second side until charred. Alternatively, you may roast on stove top, rotating frequently until charred. Gas burners work better than electric but I have done it on both.
- Place roasted jalapeños in a plastic bag and set on counter, cover with dish towel. Rest for 15 minutes to sweat and cool down.
- Remove peppers from bag, cut off stem, scrape skin off and scrape seeds off.
- Place peppers in food processor or blender, add the remaining ingredients and process until creamy.
- If too thick, add more oil, scrape down sides and process some more.
- Makes approximately 1 1/2 cups