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Encyclopedia > Salsa (sauce)

In Spanish or Italian, salsa can refer to any type of sauce, but in English it usually refers to the spicy, often tomato-based hot sauces typical of Mexican cuisine, particularly those used as dips. For the computer protocol, see SAUCE In cooking, a sauce is a liquid or sometimes solid food served on or used in preparing other foods. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... There are hundreds of varieties of hot sauce // The key ingredients in most hot sauces are chilli peppers of the Capsicum species, or their extracts, vinegar, and salt. ... Mexican food is a style of food that originated in Mexico. ... A dip is a common condiment for many types of food. ...

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Pronunciation and etymology

Salsa verde, salsa roja
Salsa verde, salsa roja

Salsa is the Spanish and Italian word for sauce, from Latin salsa "salty", from sal, "salt"; "saline" and "salad" are related words. It is usually pronounced IPA ['sɑɫsə] in English; in Spanish it is pronounced ['salsa]. Green and red salsas Photo taken by Hajor, 14. ... Green and red salsas Photo taken by Hajor, 14. ... For the computer protocol, see SAUCE In cooking, a sauce is a liquid or sometimes solid food served on or used in preparing other foods. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... This article is about the term salt as referred to in chemistry. ... Salad Platter Salad is a term applied broadly to many food preparations that are a mixture of chopped or sliced ingredients. ... For information on how to read IPA transcriptions of English words see here. ...


Well known salsas

Pico de gallo
Pico de gallo

Mexican salsas were traditionally produced using the mortar and pestle-like molcajete, although blenders are now more commonly used. Well-known salsas include Pico de gallo salsa Photo taken by Hajor, 14. ... Pico de gallo salsa Photo taken by Hajor, 14. ... Mortar and pestle Mortar used to pulverise plant material with liquid nitrogen A mortar and pestle are two tools used in conjunction with each other to grind and mix substances. ... The molcajete, a mortar with its origins in Mexico, is a common kitchen utensil often used for preparing guacamole and grinding spices. ... An electric blender. ...

  • Salsa roja, "red sauce": used as a condiment in Mexican and southwestern U.S. cuisine, and usually made with cooked tomatoes, chili peppers, onion, garlic, and fresh cilantro (coriander leaves).
  • Salsa cruda ("raw sauce"), also known as pico de gallo ("cock's beak"), salsa mexicana ("Mexican sauce") or salsa fresca ("fresh sauce"): made with raw tomatoes, lime juice, chilli peppers, onions, cilantro leaves, and other coarsely chopped raw ingredients.
  • Salsa verde, "green sauce": Mexican version made with tomatillos. Sauces made with tomatillos are usually cooked. Italian version made with herbs.
  • Salsa taquera, "Taco sauce": Made with tomatillos and morita chili.
  • Salsa ranchera, "ranch-style sauce": made with tomatoes, various chilies, and spices.
  • Salsa brava, "wild sauce": a mildly spicy sauce, often flavored with paprika. On top of potato wedges, it makes the dish patatas bravas, typical of tapas bars in Spain.
  • Guacamole: usually any sauce where the main ingredient is avocado.
  • Mole (pronounced mole ['moe.le]): a Mexican sauce made from chili peppers mixed with spices, unsweetened chocolate, almonds, and other ingredients.

There are many other salsas, both traditional and nouveau: for instance, some are made with mint, pineapple, or mango. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... Look up Tomato in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The chili pepper, chile pepper or chilli pepper, or simply chili, chile or chilli, is the fruit of the plant Capsicum from the nightshade family, Solanaceae. ... Binomial name Allium cepa L. Onion in the general sense can be used for any plant in the genus Allium but used without qualifiers usually means Allium cepa, also called the garden onion. ... Binomial name Allium sativum L. Garlic (Allium sativum) is a perennial plant in the family Alliaceae and genus Allium, closely related to the onion, shallot, and leek. ... Binomial name Coriandrum sativum Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is an annual herb commonly used in Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Indian, Latin American and Southeast Asian cooking. ... Binomial name Coriandrum sativum L. Percentages are relative to US RDI values for adults. ... Pico de gallo Pico de gallo (from Spanish, literally roosters beak), is generally known as a fresh condiment made from chopped tomato, onion, and chiles (typically serranos or jalapeños). ... Salsa verde green sauce is the name of two quite distinct families of sauce, one Italian and the other Mexican. ... Binomial name Physalis ixocarpa Brot. ... Binomial name Physalis ixocarpa Brot. ... Look up Tomato in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Guacamole Guacamole is an avocado-based relish or dip from the time of the Aztecs. ... Binomial name Persea americana Mill. ... Mole (IPA: /ˈmo. ... The chili pepper, chile pepper or chilli pepper, or simply chili, chile or chilli, is the fruit of the plant Capsicum from the nightshade family, Solanaceae. ... For other uses, see Chocolate (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Prunus dulcis (Mill. ... MiNT (MiNT is Now TOS) is an alternative operating system (OS) kernel for the Atari ST computer and its successors which is free software. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Species About 35 species, including: Mangifera altissima Mangifera applanata Mangifera caesia Mangifera camptosperma Mangifera casturi Mangifera decandra Mangifera foetida Mangifera gedebe Mangifera griffithii Mangifera indica Mangifera kemanga Mangifera laurina Mangifera longipes Mangifera macrocarpa Mangifera mekongensis Mangifera odorata Mangifera pajang Mangifera pentandra Mangifera persiciformis Mangifera quadrifida Mangifera siamensis Mangifera similis Mangifera...


Salsa reputedly became popular in the United States during World War II due to rationing which made ketchup hard to produce. Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... A bottle of Heinz Organic Ketchup Ketchup (or less commonly catsup) also known as Red Sauce or Tomato Sauce is a popular condiment, usually made with ripened tomatoes. ...


Health issues

Care should be taken in the preparation and storage of salsa due to the fact that many raw-served varieties can serve as a good growth medium for potentially dangerous bacteria, especially when unrefrigerated. In 2002, a study appearing in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, conducted by the University of Texas-Houston Medical School, found that 66% of the sauces tested (71 samples tested, sauces being either: salsa, guacamole, or pico de gallo) from restaurants in Guadalajara, Jalisco and 40% of those from Houston, Texas, were contaminated with E. coli bacteria, although only the sauces from Guadalajara contained the types of E. coli that cause diarrhea.[1] The researchers found that the Mexican sauces from Guadalajara more frequently contained fecal contaminants and higher levels of the bacteria than those of the sauces from Houston, possibly as a result of more common improper refrigeration of the Mexican sauces. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Guacamole Guacamole is an avocado-based relish or dip from the time of the Aztecs. ... Pico de gallo Pico de gallo (from Spanish, literally roosters beak), is generally known as a fresh condiment made from chopped tomato, onion, and chiles (typically serranos or jalapeños). ... Nickname: City of Roses Western Pearl Coordinates: Country Mexico State Jalisco Boroughs Guadalajara Zapopan Tlaquepaque Tonala Tlajomulco de Zuñiga Foundation 1542 Mayor Ernesto A. Espinosa Guarro Area    - City 187. ... Jalisco is one of FAGGITS of the United Mexican States (Mexico). ... Nickname: Space City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Mayor Bill White Area    - City 1,558 km²  (601. ... For other uses, see Texas (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Escherichia coli T. Escherich, 1885 Escherichia coli (usually abbreviated to E. coli) is one of the main species of bacteria that live in the lower intestines of warm-blooded animals (including birds and mammals) and are necessary for the proper digestion of food. ...


American commercially prepared salsa

Most jarred, canned, and bottled salsa and picante sauces sold in the United States in grocery stores under brand names like Tostitos, Pace, Old El Paso, Taco Bell, and Newman's Own are forms of salsa cruda/pico de gallo, but to increase their shelf life, have been cooked and have vinegar added. Unlike fresh salsa cruda, these commercial jarred, canned, and bottled salsas typically have a semi-liquid texture more akin to that of canned tomatoes, and often resemble chunky commercial spaghetti sauces. While some salsa fans decry these products as not real salsa cruda, their widespread availability and long shelf life are credited with much of salsa's enormous popularity in states outside of the southwest, especially in places where salsa is not a traditional part of the cuisine. Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) A typical supermarket in Hong Kong. ... A ready-to-eat nacho tray of Tostitos. ... PACE may refer to: Planetary Association for Clean Energy Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, in the United Kingdom Academy for Gifted Children in Richmond Hill, Ontario, the acronym PACE stands for Programming for Academic and Creative Excellence Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence... Old El Paso is a range of Mexican-style foods, including dinner kits, tacos and tortillas, sauces, condiments, rice and refried beans. ... Taco Bell Corp. ... Newmans Own is a food company founded by actor Paul Newman in 1982. ... Vinegar is often infused with spices or herbs—as here, with oregano. ...


Many grocery stores in the United States also sell "fresh", refrigerated salsa, usually in plastic containers. Fresh salsa is usually more expensive and has a shorter shelf life than canned or jarred salsa. It may or may not contain vinegar.


There are fresh all-natural jarred salsa products produced regionally as well that do not use artificial ingredients or chemicals to enhance shelf life. Most famous is El Pinto Salsa made by The Salsa Twins, Jim & John Thomas in New Mexico. As testimony to America's changing tastes toward more ethnic foods, Salsa has now overtaken ketchup as the number one most produced condiment.


Picante sauce is a term coined by condiment maker David Pace for his own version of salsa. Picante sauce is usually a little more pureed than salsa. Picante is a Spanish adjective that derives from picar, which means "to sting", referring to the feeling caused by salsas on one's tongue.


Recipes

  • Basic Salsa
  • Salsa Verde
  • Avocado Salsa
  • Black Bean and Corn Salsa
  • Fruity Mango Salsa
  • Salsa Caliente
  • Roasted Chile Salsa
  • Fast and Easy Salsa

References

  1. ^ Javier A. Adachi, John J. Mathewson, Zhi-Dong Jiang, Charles D. Ericsson, and Herbert L. DuPont. Annals of Internal Medicine, June 2002, Vol. 136, pp. 884–887. [1]

External links

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