Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pico de Gallo - recipe

Matthew L. Schoonover’s Pico de Gallo

Contibutor's Note: Pico de Gallo means “beak of the rooster” in Spanish and as you eat this spicey sauche you will feel the rooster peck your lips, your tongue, your throat, and all the way down. A delightful discomfort indeed.

2 large tomatoes (do not use Romano tomatoes), diced
1 twined bunch of cilantro, finely chopped
1 large onion (yellow or white, your choice), finely diced, not minced
2 to 4 Serrano peppers (with or without seeds, per your own tastebuds), finely chopped

mix everything together

Juice of half a lime or lemon, squeezed over concoction - er, I mean ingredients

Serve with corn tortilla chips, or over assorted foods of your liking.
(Personally, I enjoy it with Spanish rice.)

Contributed by Matthew L. Schoonover, author of the Arbiter Series featuring Incubus Detective Augustus Pilot, and A SENSE OF ENDLESS WOES...Former FBI agent Jack Monosmith survived being sucked into a tornado and thrust into fame. Now in A SENSE OF ENDLESS WOES, Jack works for Griselda the Great, astrologer to the stars, and finds himself the major suspect in the murder of her billionaire client.

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