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Who knew that there could be so many recipes for tomato salsa? It’s never a dull moment with this recipe. Lao Tomato Salsa, or Jeaw Mak Len, is an Asian style salsa that is sure to rock your taste buds.
http://www.simplecomfortfood.com/2013/07/29/lao-tomato-salsa-jeaw-mak-len/

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time35 mins
1

Now you have a couple of options here. You can figure out how to do all of this on a grill, over charcoal, or you can get a nice hot cast iron skillet in the oven, super hot, and roast the vegetables. Or in the oven, on high.

2

Begin by preparing all of your ingredients. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees with a large cast iron skillet inside.

3

To a mixing bowl, add everything but the salt, fish sauce, and cilantro. Give a good toss to make sure everything is lubricated with the oil.

4

Once the oven is heated, remove the cast iron skillet, obviously with a kitchen mit, and toss in the mixture from the bowl. The sound is like sizzling fajitas.

5

Return the skillet back to the oven and let this cook for about 25-30 minutes, or until things are slightly charred. Once charred, remove from the oven, and set aside to cool to room temperature.

6

Now you have another couple of options. Food processor, or mortar and pestle. I go with the food processor as it is less labor intensive, and heck, I can train myself on being a pulse master. Not sure if that is a good thing or what, but whatever. Toss in the salt, fish sauce, and cilantro. Pulse or mortar the vegetable mixture until you have a nice, chunky consistency.

7

Pour into a bowl and you are ready to roll.

8

*Again, use caution with the garlic an chili peppers. That’s how I roll, you decide on how garlicky and spicy you like it.

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1

Now you have a couple of options here. You can figure out how to do all of this on a grill, over charcoal, or you can get a nice hot cast iron skillet in the oven, super hot, and roast the vegetables. Or in the oven, on high.

2

Begin by preparing all of your ingredients. Preheat your oven to 475 degrees with a large cast iron skillet inside.

3

To a mixing bowl, add everything but the salt, fish sauce, and cilantro. Give a good toss to make sure everything is lubricated with the oil.

4

Once the oven is heated, remove the cast iron skillet, obviously with a kitchen mit, and toss in the mixture from the bowl. The sound is like sizzling fajitas.

5

Return the skillet back to the oven and let this cook for about 25-30 minutes, or until things are slightly charred. Once charred, remove from the oven, and set aside to cool to room temperature.

6

Now you have another couple of options. Food processor, or mortar and pestle. I go with the food processor as it is less labor intensive, and heck, I can train myself on being a pulse master. Not sure if that is a good thing or what, but whatever. Toss in the salt, fish sauce, and cilantro. Pulse or mortar the vegetable mixture until you have a nice, chunky consistency.

7

Pour into a bowl and you are ready to roll.

8

*Again, use caution with the garlic an chili peppers. That’s how I roll, you decide on how garlicky and spicy you like it.

Lao Tomato Salsa