I wasn't going to post supper (I don't post every meal you know :-) except there was this appetizer that disappeared before dinner even started. I don't know what happened, I saw my hand moving from low ready, someone beat me to the last chip! Wait, I have reloads!
So I figured I'd best post the recipe before Barkley eats the crumpled, "smells like food!", piece of paper it was jotted down on as it was constructed.
It was a Brigid take on an old recipe for "Texas Caviar" but I made some changes and the sauce was all my own. Green and red peppers, red onion, a couple of seeded jalapenos, roasted corn (frozen from fresh Frank W. James corn - the best!), black beans and fresh cilantro. The dressing was fresh lime juice, sweet paprika, garlic, pepper, a bit of sea salt, ancho chili powder and honey into which was whipped a really light olive oil until it emulsified, then stirred in and allowed to sit a couple hours to let the flavors blend. Alongside, some big chips and veggies to scoop it up.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present Appetizer Crack. It's denser than a salsa, sweet and hot and crunchy all at once. I'm sure one of you can come up for a better name for it. I'm just glad that this time I wrote down the recipe as it came together so I could share.
I made made a big bowl full. There were few prisoners. The platters of three cheese and smoked chicken enchiladas sat on standby, ready for the oven while we
I hate to say, but we were almost too full for cheese biscuits
And the enchiladas. But we did our best. What are friends for?
Click on photo to enlarge. Hope you're not hungry.