Sarina’s ‘Bang Bang’ Salsa (recipe)

'Bang Bang' Salsa

This recipe went together so quickly and easily. And boy did it pack a punch :) A punch of yum that is! :) I love how the coolness of the lettuce and tomatoes played off of the scotch bonnet’s heat. The combination reminded me of buljol (but without the saltfish). Feel free to use whatever lettuce you may have on hand. I used romaine this time around, because that is what was in the fridge, but next time it will probably be iceberg :)

The title by the way is an homage to the tune of the same name by Dave Koz :D


Sarina’s ‘Bang Bang’ Salsa
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Ingredients:

4 small red ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup onion, minced
3 leaves romaine lettuce, shredded
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 scotch bonnet pepper, finely choped
Salt

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together. Serve at room temperature.

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  • Marsha

    Ah Dave Koz :)
    I like this salsa …it’s different. Is it your original recipe?

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      um that’s what it says, doesn’t it ;)

  • Marsha

    Ah Dave Koz :)
    I like this salsa …it’s different. Is it your original recipe?

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      um that’s what it says, doesn’t it ;)

  • Marsha

    Oh sorry. I didn’t see that for some reason :(
    How long does the salsa last in the fridge (because of the lettuce)

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      reply to the comment within the thread :) !!!! it lasted about hmm 4 days? :)

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      just made up a ting and it flop… gonna try again ! :(

  • Marsha

    Oh sorry. I didn’t see that for some reason :(
    How long does the salsa last in the fridge (because of the lettuce)

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      reply to the comment within the thread :) !!!! it lasted about hmm 4 days? :)

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      just made up a ting and it flop… gonna try again ! :(

  • Marsha

    Girl you know I kinda into technology but meh brain does tink “what is the easiest?” and that is what the hands does do! Sorry!
    But tanks fuh de reminder haha

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      but yuh do it again!! trini harden boy :D lolz :D

      • Marsha

        Ok I get it this time. YOu like fry up chicken liver? if you do that is good. I just post on it…If you don’t sorry but Let meh know. I can imagaine how tired yu is…but I want to see that Beef stew ting!

      • Marsha

        Ok I get it this time. YOu like fry up chicken liver? if you do that is good. I just post on it…If you don’t sorry but Let meh know. I can imagaine how tired yu is…but I want to see that Beef stew ting!

        • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

          i fixing up the piccies :) not a liver fan.. i’ve tried again recently but had to give it to my parents… who nyamed it up… :P

        • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

          i fixing up the piccies :) not a liver fan.. i’ve tried again recently but had to give it to my parents… who nyamed it up… :P

          • Marsha

            I guess is a ting from when you small…you just have to learn to like it oui?!

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            strangely i didn’t mind it as a child.. i mean i never loved it but i was able to stomach it… but now i can’t even look at it !

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            strangely i didn’t mind it as a child.. i mean i never loved it but i was able to stomach it… but now i can’t even look at it !

  • Marsha

    Girl you know I kinda into technology but meh brain does tink “what is the easiest?” and that is what the hands does do! Sorry!
    But tanks fuh de reminder haha

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      but yuh do it again!! trini harden boy :D lolz :D

      • Marsha

        Ok I get it this time. YOu like fry up chicken liver? if you do that is good. I just post on it…If you don’t sorry but Let meh know. I can imagaine how tired yu is…but I want to see that Beef stew ting!

        • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

          i fixing up the piccies :) not a liver fan.. i’ve tried again recently but had to give it to my parents… who nyamed it up… :P

          • Marsha

            I guess is a ting from when you small…you just have to learn to like it oui?!

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            strangely i didn’t mind it as a child.. i mean i never loved it but i was able to stomach it… but now i can’t even look at it !

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    stew beef post comin’ up.. lawd i tired :(

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    stew beef post comin’ up.. lawd i tired :(

  • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

    stew beef post comin’ up.. lawd i tired :(

  • http://eemanee.blogspot.com eemanee

    big up on a very thorough and fun website. the best caribbean food blog around! makes me want to do some actually cooking!

  • http://eemanee.blogspot.com eemanee

    big up on a very thorough and fun website. the best caribbean food blog around! makes me want to do some actually cooking!

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      well thanks a ton eemanee :D that really means a lot :D this is such a labour of love!
      hope you will keep coming around and feel free to comment and share suggestions :) and yes, you must love up yuh kitchen :D love up yuh stove :D they miss you :lol:

  • http://eemanee.blogspot.com eemanee

    big up on a very thorough and fun website. the best caribbean food blog around! makes me want to do some actually cooking!

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      well thanks a ton eemanee :D that really means a lot :D this is such a labour of love!
      hope you will keep coming around and feel free to comment and share suggestions :) and yes, you must love up yuh kitchen :D love up yuh stove :D they miss you :lol:

  • Marsha

    Nikki
    I wanted to ask you when you became such a foodie?
    Also when you went to Smith did you cook a lot? What and how did you eat?
    Did you do most of your cooking when you came back to Trini?

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      Good question… i fell in love with the Food Network while at Smith.. back in ’97… I had started cooking in ’96 but only during the summers when the school kitchens were closed… The kitchen staff at Smith cook within each dorm’s kitchens… so it was like going downstairs to dinner, and usually really good stuff. I only really started getting into cooking myself after graduation when I was living in Connecticut…

  • Marsha

    Nikki
    I wanted to ask you when you became such a foodie?
    Also when you went to Smith did you cook a lot? What and how did you eat?
    Did you do most of your cooking when you came back to Trini?

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      Good question… i fell in love with the Food Network while at Smith.. back in ’97… I had started cooking in ’96 but only during the summers when the school kitchens were closed… The kitchen staff at Smith cook within each dorm’s kitchens… so it was like going downstairs to dinner, and usually really good stuff. I only really started getting into cooking myself after graduation when I was living in Connecticut…

  • Marsha

    Food Network is the best!
    I take it you would cook trini food when you were in Connecticut?

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      yup mostly…. also learned to try new things (and made american style things like berry pies and the such) … had a subscription to cooking light… still one of my fave magz… yuh mashin up de threadz again :D HARDEN!!! lolz

      • Marsha

        I am tryin! When I reading fast and typing fast and clicking fast I hardly have time to think ….!

        • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

          ‘scuses ‘scuses :lol:

        • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

          ah have a puddin’ in d oven :D

          • Marsha

            Bread puddin!?! cuz yuh know I in that! :)

            Ey what you think about Black puddin ?because I used to eat it and I don’t anymore…

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            i have a bread pudding (with a twist) post coming up in a few hours :) this one was a triple chocolate upside down pudding :D

            i only ever tasted black pudding once.. i thought it was vile… it’s not kosher either so i can ignore it with impunity now :P

  • Marsha

    Food Network is the best!
    I take it you would cook trini food when you were in Connecticut?

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      yup mostly…. also learned to try new things (and made american style things like berry pies and the such) … had a subscription to cooking light… still one of my fave magz… yuh mashin up de threadz again :D HARDEN!!! lolz

      • Marsha

        I am tryin! When I reading fast and typing fast and clicking fast I hardly have time to think ….!

        • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

          ‘scuses ‘scuses :lol:

        • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

          ah have a puddin’ in d oven :D

          • Marsha

            Bread puddin!?! cuz yuh know I in that! :)

            Ey what you think about Black puddin ?because I used to eat it and I don’t anymore…

          • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

            i have a bread pudding (with a twist) post coming up in a few hours :) this one was a triple chocolate upside down pudding :D

            i only ever tasted black pudding once.. i thought it was vile… it’s not kosher either so i can ignore it with impunity now :P

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    uggh you crazy!!? you added a whole chopped bonnet!!!! used one last night and it almost blew a hole through my head. i can still feel it 24 hrs after the fact!!!

    those things are the devil’s fruit!

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      it was so good :D

  • http://is-that-my-bureka.blogspot.com/ burekaboy

    uggh you crazy!!? you added a whole chopped bonnet!!!! used one last night and it almost blew a hole through my head. i can still feel it 24 hrs after the fact!!!

    those things are the devil’s fruit!

    • http://www.TriniGourmet.com Sarina

      it was so good :D