Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Crying Tiger Salsa - Oh my!




To say I am obsessed with Crying Tiger Salsa would be putting it mildly. 
This salsa is what all my salsa dreams are made of - and more. 
It's fiery and cool at the same time and has the perfect amount of crunch.
Pop it on steak that's been bbq'd like we did, oh, oh, ohhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.




Crying Tiger Salsa

1 Lebanese cucumber - diced
1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes - diced
2 birdseye chilli - chopped
1 long green chilli - chopped
2 tbsp corriander - chopped
1 tbsp mint - chopped
4 shallots - finely diced
1 spring onion - finely sliced

Place all ingredients into bowl and set aside

Juice of 2 limes
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp palm sugar - chopped
1 tsp thin soy sauce


Whisk until sugar has dissolved and taste, the sauce should be slightly salty and sour, but with some underlying sweetness to balance it out.


Pour sauce over salsa and allow to macerate for 10 minutes.

omm nom nom*

*Hamish wrote that, I don't use that phrase... argh. 

27 comments:

  1. Yummmm! that looks so good! Love the chilli in it!

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    1. I get Hamish to pile it in!!! It gets better over 24 hours too which is a good thing!! xox

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  2. I love salsa. Will definitely make this soon :)

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    1. Make it and put it on EVERYTHING!!! Yes, yes, yes!!!!

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  3. Holy crap, I'm totally making this. YUM. Thanks guys! xx

    www.style-paws.com

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  4. WHY DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE YUM FOOD????
    WHY AM I TYPING IN CAPITALS?
    I AM GOING TO TRY THIS YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

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    1. I DON'T KNOW HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAAA

      Let me know what you think when you make it!!!

      xox

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  5. Oh my god that looks amazing! I'm definitely going to give it a try, thanks so much for the recipe! x

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    1. Yayayaayayayaaya let me know what you think when you make it!!!!!

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  6. Yum, i just starred this recipe... Making it for shizzle...

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  7. Yum, making this.. Straight up. For shizzle.

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  8. My sisters friend randomly gave us a whole bag of their homegrown chillies, which is fabulous but we don't know what to use them for! But oh my, I think I may just make this :D It sounds amazing- & so fresh!! x

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    1. This is SO perfect for your chillies!!! Let me know how you go. xox

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  9. The only word for this situation is YUM!!!

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  10. Looks great! Nice, simple and easy. Reminds me of an Israeli salad (minus the dressing) which I love. Might make this on the weekend.

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    1. ooOOoooo I don't know what that is but I'm going to google and see!!!

      xox

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  11. Looks delicious! but me and cucumber don't mix :(

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  12. YUM! So fresh and so clean clean.
    Heidi xo

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  13. Oh yes, this is so good and reminds me a little of my Asian chimichurri, but even better with the cucumber and tomato to cool things down a little! Curious, where did the name come from??

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    1. It's originally a Thai salad, Crying Tiger Salad. Hamish turned it into a salsa though :) :) :)

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  14. I made this a few days ago - sooooo delicious and you can put it on everything!!!! (..almost!)

    I bought the solid palm sugar and it didn't dissolve in my dressing though after lots and lots of whisking!
    After heating up the dressing a bit it worked though... was I being too impatient with the whisking!?

    Soo good though - making more this week! yummm

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    1. I'm SO glad you loved it!

      Hamish said you need to SHAVE the palm sugar before you whisk it or cut it up very, very fine.

      I hope this helps!!

      xox

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