Monday, March 2, 2009

Ellipsis Monday Photo Shoot -- Condiments

Oh yum! I just happened to be eating an item that has my favorite condiment on it for dinner tonight, so I was all ready for Carly's blog Ellipsis and her Monday Photo Shoot #27, which has the theme of condiments this week.

She mentioned mustard, and I love mustard on my turkey hot dogs when I have them for lunch, but this evening I was having a California/Hispanic treat, a chicken chimichanga, and my condiment was going to be something entirely different. Here it is: Pico de Gallo. (I was going to include the light sour cream, but according to Wikipedia it's not technically a condiment.) I have pictured them with the chimichanga, which was fresh out of the microwave. ;-)

Then, for extra credit, I have piled the condiment on the chimichanga before eating it. First I have dolloped on the light sour cream and then put big spoonfuls of the Pico de Gallo on that.

In case you haven't heard of Pico de Gallo, which I hadn't until my friend Sheila introduced me to it a couple of weeks ago, it is a fresh salsa made out of the following: tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers, cilantro, salt, lemon juice, lime juice, garlic (garlic, water, citric acid). It leaves quite a hot aftertaste in one's mouth that I find enjoyable and delicious. I get it at what Food Network "Good Eats" host Alton Brown calls "my local megamart."

Carly included a question as to whether we like having our pictures taken. To be right honest with you, I don't, and I view it as just a necessity for some uses and occasions, which I embrace with reluctance. The only exception is when I am with my grandchildren and embracing them. ;-)

If you would like to play this game, go to the link above and you will find the instructions on Carly's blog.


emmapeelDallas said...

Yum! That looks festive AND delicious!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This looks so good, YUM!

Jama said...

I love this kind of salsa,hot but nice!

Carly said...

Hi Suzanne :)

Oh yes, Pico de Gallo is a big favorite in my house. Sometimes, during the summer, I make it from fruit like mangos. It's still wonderful with chips, like the lime tortilla, but it is also good on chicken and fish. Great photos. Well done!

Always, Carly

Mike said...

That;'s making me hungry. I like pico, too. Though I try to get a one that is not too spicy.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I love the fresh tomatoes and the rest, everything but the jalapenos. I have it on chips, mostly, but last week I added it to some chili.

Nice photos and explanation!