Roasted Peanut Relish
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
Can't explain all the one star reviews--Sunny Anderson's recipe on the Food Network got all five star ratings. I decided to take the plunge and I'm so glad I did! I did make a slight change--instead of pepper flakes I used a couple of shakes of cayenne pepper as I'm not fond of that hot surprise when biting into pepper flakes. Also, I used a mix of Granny Smith and Gala apples and used dried tart cherries as I couldn't find fresh. We found the salsa a bit awkward to serve on chips but liked it so much we served it as a slaw with my homemade enchiladas. It was a big hit at our house!
This is the weirdest, funkiest salsa I have ever tried. The vegetables, spices, seasonings, and fruits just isn't good all together. If I had to make again, I would make more of a fruit salsa. I would exclude the diced red pepper, garlic, oil (not needed, IMO, regardless of recipe), crushed red pepper flakes, spring onion, and parsley. I might add mint to the resulting fruit salsa. If I used any nuts, they would be freshly toasted cashews, macadamian, or possibly hazelnuts. I would definitely used cherries, maybe grapes, and/or honeydew melon (small dice). I would serve with freshly toasted pita chips, maybe even cinnamon sugared toasted pita chips. (Just cut into 8 or so pieces, spray with a butter cooking spray, or light brushing of melted butter, single layer on cookie sheet. Bake 350°F for 5minutes or so. If you want cinnamon sugar, I save a cinnamon shaker and mix 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar with as much cinnamon you desired ~ I add 1 teaspoon at a time, mix, taste, add more cinnamon to your liking.) I put the spray/melted butter on chips then sprinkle as much or as little cinnamon sugar on pitas then bake the pitas.
I don't know what I did wrong but this was awful! My sisters chided me for trying a new recipe out on them. The ingredients just didn't "mesh". : (
OMG!! I actually had to give this "one-star" to rate the recipe!!! I'm so sorry! This "salsa" was not good at all! At a party of 8, No One liked this. It was DEFINITELY a waste of ingredients.