Asian Peach Salsa

  • 12 Peaches, diced
  • 1/2 Red Onion, diced
  • 2 tsp Sambal Oleck (Chili Paste)
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Rice Wine
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Basil, chopped
  • Lemon Verbena, chopped

Dice peaches and onions and place in bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and lightly mix.  Chill until ready to serve.

The salsa is great with chips, but is really really good with pork, chicken, or fish.  It’s pretty spicy, but you can adjust the heat by the amount of chili paste you use.


Hot Taco Dip

I don't often make the items we serve for Demos at home.  By the time we've tried it, tested it, and served it for several days, I'm usually looking for something else.  There are, of course, exceptions.  I would like to introduce you to one!

Jessica and I were working on Saturday and we were trying to come up with something to serve the week of July 4th.   We have our July 4th weekend covered (recipe contest winner) but we needed something right before that.  We were thinking July 4th weekend party food, and I said "Hot Taco Dip."  We have the ability to cook from raw, now, so ground beef was an automatic ingredient.  We al;so have wanted to feature our new Corn Chip Dippers - totally yummy Frito-like corn chips that are not only organic, but downright yummy!  We spoke back and forth for a few minutes and Jessica disappeared.  She reappeared not long after with one of the best damn dishes I have tasted in a long time!  It is just wonderful.

I made a batch for lunch today and Victor was swooning!  This will definitely be going to my next party - and most likely become part of the lunch/dinner rotation.  It can be changed by using different cheeses and different salsas.  But here is the perfect original:

Hot Taco Dip

  • 1 lb ground beef, cooked
  • 1 container whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 jar Salsa Autentica
  • 1 cup Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • Corn Chips

Cook beef.  Stir in cream cheese, salsa, and about 3/4 of the shredded cheese.  Place all in an ovenproof dish or bowl and top with remaining cheese.

Heat at 350° until heated through.

Serve with Corn Chips and enjoy!

I ate way more than I should have.  My stomach is smiling!