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Help me recreate the first salsa I ever had

The first salsa I ever had was delicious. Chopped fresh tomatoes, lots of coriander/cilantro. I was introduced to it in Petaluma in 1990. A plastic tub. It may have had a picture of a parrot on the top. I'm not sure if I bought it (regularly) at the Safeway or the organic/health food store. Do you remember this salsa? Have you re-created it? Know a close approximation? Please share.
posted by hifimofo on May 1, 2014 - 9 answers

Fish Tacos!

I need a good authentic* fish taco recipe. [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Mar 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Awkward Salsa Moments

I just started taking a beginning salsa class. I really like it except that occasionally the moves include dips that I feel very awkward executing as a pretty tall, somewhat overweight woman. Any tips on how to deal with this? [more inside]
posted by thesnowyslaps on Feb 19, 2014 - 16 answers

Salsa dancing in NYC on Saturday night?

Where can 2 couples go for some salsa and merengue dancing in the city on Saturday night? [more inside]
posted by never.was.and.never.will.be. on May 3, 2013 - 1 answer

Help me replicate this smooth, spicy salsa

How can I replicate this amazing smooth, spicy salsa when all I can find are chunky salsa recipes? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Oct 7, 2012 - 10 answers

salsatime!

I need your best salsa recipes suitable for canning. [more inside]
posted by sararah on Aug 7, 2012 - 6 answers

"A bad dancer blames his feet" -- Russian proverb

Please help me find wedding-appropriate music with a Salsa-like beat, that is not exactly Salsa. [more inside]
posted by blindcarboncopy on Sep 12, 2011 - 7 answers

How long does fresh salsa keep

Homemade salsa with vinegar in it - how long will it keep? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Aug 24, 2011 - 3 answers

Fresh onions all around

RecipeFilter: Onions! I recently acquired a few pounds of fresh, homegrown onions from a friend's garden. Tell me how to use them! [more inside]
posted by Cimrmanova on Jul 20, 2011 - 24 answers

Salsa Fiddle

Looking for a Puerto Rican salsa band headed by Victor Arlo (?). [more inside]
posted by nangar on Jul 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Salsa in DC Recommendations

Salsa in Washington DC area: Where are the best places to dance salsa in the washington dc area? [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93 on May 13, 2011 - 4 answers

Heavy on the Salsa Please

Need your best Latin dance music STAT! [more inside]
posted by Ys on Apr 29, 2011 - 5 answers

¬°Quiero Salsa de Aji con Chochos!

I traveled through Ecuador for about 2 months, and in the process fell in love with Salsa de Aji, specifically the Salsa de Aji con Chochos, made by SNOB. I cannot for the life of me find somewhere online to buy it (that ships within the U.S.). What would be the best way for me to find someone in Ecuador to get me some? I'm located in Los Angeles. I realize this could get expensive but right now I'm just trying to think if there's even a way I could do it.
posted by dithmer on Apr 12, 2011 - 7 answers

What do I do with all this salsa?

My friend (who's known as the Magic Salsa Fairy) converted a bunch of my homegrown tomatoes into a prodigious quantity of excellent hot salsa. There's more than a quart of it. I've got the whole tortilla chips/nachos/quesadillas axis covered, but what else can I do with it? You can assume that I'm a skillful indoor cook and my husband has a good gas grill and knows how to use it. Bonus points for healthy meal ideas. We are omnivores, but try to limit the carbs (b/c my husband is Type II diabetic).
posted by DrGail on Aug 7, 2010 - 21 answers

Spanish music filter: recommend me music (especially salsa/reggaeton/cumbia)

Recommend me groups, cd's, songs, whatever of popular spanish music acts, especially anything or anyone you'd expect to hear in a club. Maybe you can give an inkling as to the relative quality (that is to say, if someone were you post this thread about english music, you might say "lady gaga is better than keisha, but you're gonna hear both in a club) Assume I've heard of no one (except Shakira, Julieta Venegas, Calle 13, Daddy Yankee)
posted by wooh on Apr 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Recommend a good Salsa private instructor in Los Angeles? (Plus Tango, Swing)

Recommend a good Salsa private instructor in Los Angeles? (Plus Tango, Swing) [more inside]
posted by jeff1010 on Jan 8, 2010 - 2 answers

Where can I buy this hot sauce?

Where can I buy this hot sauce? [more inside]
posted by tucsongal on Nov 1, 2009 - 7 answers

Cranberry salsa recipe!

Give me your best cranberry salsa recipe! [more inside]
posted by runaway ballista on Oct 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Plays Well With Others?

Latin Dancing Ettiquette: I really want to learn Latin Dancing, but for cultural reasons (and prudishness) would be uncomfortable dancing with a woman other than my fiancee. I doubt I would be pleased with her dancing with other men. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 - 22 answers

Recreating the perfect pineapple salsa

How do I duplicate at home this absolutely perfect pineapple salsa I just found? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Sep 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Where can I go salsa dancing on Cape Cod?

Where can I go salsa dancing on Cape Cod? [more inside]
posted by sotalia on Sep 6, 2009 - 2 answers

Smooth my salsa

What's the secret to replicating smooth salsa from the jar? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Jun 16, 2009 - 16 answers

Chipotle Overflow

I happened to mention to a well-meaning friend that I liked the taste of chipotle. Soon afterward, I received a care package just loaded with chipotle products. Please help me make mouth-watering concoctions. [more inside]
posted by netbros on Apr 29, 2009 - 15 answers

Some Like it Hot

Where can I buy La Guacamaya hot sauce with lime juice in the Seattle area? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Oct 27, 2008 - 8 answers

Kill me with spice.

Hot food suggestions. This question got me thinking. [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Oct 27, 2008 - 17 answers

I want my sweet sweet salsa!

Is there a copycat recipe in existence for Trader Joes' Corn and Chile Salsa? How about a cheaper alternative? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum on Oct 13, 2008 - 3 answers

How to enjoy Salsa Negra?

I've recently been given a jar of homemade Salsa Negra. How can I best use it? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus on Aug 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Where do you guys like to go latin/salsa dancing in NYC?

LatinDancingFilter: Where do any of y'all go salsa/latin dancing in NYC? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on May 6, 2008 - 2 answers

A Salsa Similar To Chili's

I love Chili's salsa, it isn't full of chunks of veggies like the salsas I've tried in the store (and I think I've tried them all). Last night I went to On The Border and found out I liked their salsa even better. A similar consistency, but spicier and with some cilantro. What kind of salsa am I looking for (ordering online is fine, or brick and mortar in metro NY) that is most similar to these two?
posted by Brian Puccio on Apr 28, 2008 - 15 answers

Help me blend, not bland, my way through summer

It's about to be summer in Texas. I bought a smallish food processor. Please give me your best food-processor recipes. [more inside]
posted by Unicorn on the cob on Apr 16, 2008 - 20 answers

Healthy chips and dip?

Healthy chips and dip? [more inside]
posted by XMLicious on Mar 7, 2008 - 33 answers

Salsa. Lets make it.

Salsa. What is the hands-down best salsa recipe ever?
posted by buriednexttoyou on Feb 25, 2008 - 17 answers

Who truly plays alternative latin ballroom / salsa music?

Who truly plays alternative latin ballroom / salsa music? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on Nov 27, 2007 - 6 answers

How do I make my homemade salsa taste less tomatoey?

How do I make my homemade salsa taste less tomatoey? [more inside]
posted by metacort on Sep 3, 2007 - 22 answers

Where can I learn to salsa dance in NYC?

Can anyone recommend a good, but affordable place in Manhattan (preferably near Soho) where I can learn how to salsa dance, without requiring me to bring my own partner?
posted by Juggermatt on Jun 28, 2007 - 3 answers

Who makes the best salsa?

What are your favorite salsa artists and albums? [more inside]
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great on Feb 7, 2007 - 12 answers

Help me name that tune!

There is a song near the end of the movie Babel that does not appear to be on the sound track. Can someone please name that tune? [more inside]
posted by photoslob on Jan 24, 2007 - 3 answers

Can you name this Merengue song?

Can you name this Merengue song? [more inside]
posted by hcastro on Aug 27, 2006 - 3 answers

What song is this?

Song I heard at a salsa club last night.. [more inside]
posted by hcastro on Jul 13, 2006 - 14 answers

Some Like It Hot

I need a simple salsa recipe. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Feb 27, 2006 - 15 answers

Good salsa music?

Good Salsa music? [more inside]
posted by einarorn on Jan 13, 2006 - 4 answers

Dance lessons in LA: Swing dance? Others?

Where are the best ways/places to learn to swing dance in Los Angeles? How about Tango? Salsa? How does one get through the initial stage of being awkward and confused towards actually having fun with a given dance? [more inside]
posted by sirion on May 29, 2005 - 3 answers

Chipotle recipes

I've fallen in love with Chipotle peppers (specifically those packed in adobo sauce)...i'm looking for a few good, simple, recipes using these smokey and slimy little delights... [+] [more inside]
posted by tpl1212 on Mar 15, 2005 - 29 answers

Replicate Chipotle's Salsa

Salsa help. The edible kind. I'm in love with Chipotle's Tomatillo Red-Chili (hot) Salsa and am looking for one of two things: a recipe for the salsa, or if anyone can recommend a comparable store-bought salsa. I would describe it as sub-jabanero hot, with a smooth, almost creamy texture that isn't runny and with no visible onions.
posted by Arch Stanton on Jan 6, 2005 - 6 answers

Music to practice Salsa to

I've just taken my 2nd salsa dance lesson. I've been told to practice. Can anyone recommend a good CD to purchase and practice salsa? Or, how about songs that I could compile onto a CD? I need varying tempos and rhythms.
posted by pinkkitty on Dec 17, 2004 - 2 answers

Salsa lessons in San Francisco?

Salsa lessons in San Francisco? [MI] [more inside]
posted by occhiblu on Sep 13, 2004 - 1 answer

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