One type of food I miss the most is Mexican food. I love food with heat and with spice. I haven't found a lot of either here. After seeing the price of imported Salsa I decided to make my own. The price listed it is reais. (hay-ice) The Brazilian Real (singular) trades around two reais (plural) for one dollar. So one jar would be $12. Yikes! A little too rich for my blood.
We were told about a great produce store that had chili's. We found some big Anaheim chilies, cilantro, onions and tomatoes.
steaming then peeling the papery skin off
and then chopping.
One can of green chili sells for $8. I was able to get the equivalent of two cans of chili from 4 chili peppers which cost $.75.
I chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro and squeezed limes. With the added chilies it was very good.
I took half of the salsa and mixed it with one avocado which was the size of a medium cantaloupe. Score!