"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Thick and Chunky Salsa Recipe

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This recipe for Thick and Chunky Salsa, by , is from Kick Ass Cookin' with the Dero's!, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Vicki Bot and Michelle Gerlach
Added: Saturday, March 3, 2007


4 quarts peeled and dices tomatoes
3 (6 oz) tomato paste
1 c celery
1 c green pepper
1 c red pepper
2 fresh jalopeno pepper
2 cans chile pepper
1 jar sweet cherry pepper
1 tbsp mustard seed
1/2 c sugar
1/2 vinegar
3 onions, diced
1 tsp oregano

Tomatoes skins off and diced to fill ice cream pail. Add 3 onions and 1/2 cup salt. Let sit over night. In the morning, drain excess liquid. Add tomato paste. Dice celery and all the peppers, add to tomatoes. Add mustard seed, sugar, vinegar, green chilies, oregano . Hot sauce or ground red pepper may be added. Simmer 2 hours.




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