Since Superbowl is upon us, the theme of this post is DIP. I’m not talking about tobacco dip – that is just down right nasty!
A dip I have wanted to try for some time is my favorite thing to eat at Mexican restaurants in Virginia. It is the white salsa or as I like to call it salsa blanca Mexicana, thank you three years of Spanish!
It is usually served along side your regular red salsa and chips and I loves it! I like to actually mix the red with the white – which makes this little piggy wee wee in pleasure! It is kick your shoes off in a fit of glee good!
You can usually find this sauce in the Mid Atlantic/Southern states’ Mexican restaurants. It is what you would consider to be Mexican American cuisine, heavy on the American from what I understand when I read about the differences of Mexican restaurants found on the west coast and east coast.
Deciding a few years ago that I wanted to make this salsa blanca Mexicana for myself. Notice I said a few years ago … I googled and nada yet I did not give up hope.
I tried again after a few months and I finally hit jackpot. Some of the concoctions sound down right scary so they were quickly vetoed.
Jackpot #1 was a discussion forum on davesgarden.com and Jackpot #2 was found on allrecipes.com.
The latter recipe was bleck! It sounded like what possibly could be in the sauce I had eaten but I would be wrong. I let the concoction sit for days in hopes that the flavors would meld together and it never happened, it was AWE-ful.
I decided to give the recipe I had located on Dave’s Garden forum a go. Plus, it would be perfect for my dip theme!
The recipe was a winner even though I still don’t believe this is exactly what I eat at the Mexican restaurants in town and my guineas agreed. I wonder if I call my local Mexican restaurant would they share the recipe with me? Hmm.
This sauce/salsa/dip is sweet with undertones of heat thanks to the red pepper and cayenne. The Mexican sour cream and vinegar adds a nice acidity to the mix. It’s a great accompaniment to the usual salsa and chips.
Until Next Time,
Recipe from cgclemons from davesgarden.com
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