Trinidad Scorpion Salsa Recipe
(use any fresh Heirloom Tomatoes)
1 Large (28oz) can Organic Whole Tomatoes
1/2 Cup - Fresh Cilantro leaves (use as much as you'd like)
Small slice of a Trinidad Scorpion Pepper or Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper or Trinidad Scorpion Butch T (fresh or dried)
Fresh Lime Juice (1 lime)
1 Teaspoon of Sugar
Teaspoon of Cumin & Chile Powder to taste
Salt & Pepper to taste
Process everything (excluding onions) in a food processor. In the meantime, soak the onions in cold water to sweeten them and this also helps reduce strong onions' flavor. Then, add onions at end and blend for just a second or two so the onions don't get chopped up too fine – a little chunk in your salsa is what you want! Put the Trinidad Scorpion salsa in the fridge for an hour+ for flavors & spice to develop.
We used a small dried piece of Trinidad Scorpion for this recipe, feel free to use as much or as little to taste. We usually add a sliver, then process the salsa, taste it with a clean spoon, and if it's not spicy enough, we add another sliver and repeat until we get to the desired spiciness.
Don't have a Trinidad Scorpions? Grow your own!
Also, ANY Hot Peppers Work in this Recipe!
Use any hot pepper in this recipe, they're all delicious – you can try classic Jalapeños (just add 2 or 3+ Jalapeños to desired heat, don't scoop out seeds if you like the spice!)
Salsa Tasting Party Idea:
Try out different peppers and have a hot salsa tasting party!