Rachel Sutherland would love to know the recipe for the salsa at Burrito Loco in Mooresville.
I am full-on obsessed, Sutherland said. I buy pints of it at a time and wont share with my family.
Its not that the ingredients in Burrito Locos salsa (tomatoes, cilantro, onion, garlic, jalapenos) are all that unusual. Rather, its the handling of those ingredients that brings about something special.
The tomato, onions and garlic are roasted and the jalapenos are pickled though you wont have to do that yourself, since you can buy them that way. You will need to roast the tomato and onion until theyre charred on the outside. Dont flake off the char. Blending it in with everything else gives the salsa a subtle smokiness.
Usually the longer a salsa sits, the better it tastes. But this is one salsa thats darn near perfect from the get-go.
Robin Domeier is the owner of Nibbles Personal Chef.
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