If you like only mild foods, this recipe won’t be for you.
But if you like your taste buds to say “WOW!!”, then this is calling your name!
I give everything a rough chop, and throw it all in the blender as I go.
In a nutshell, here’s what I use:
I start with a bunch of cilantro. I don’t have a true measurement – it’s just the amount of cilantro that comes when I buy it. You know – “a bunch”. Chop off any roots, but leave the stems – lots of flavor in those stems! Give it a good wash, and let it dry thoroughly.
8 scallions, washed & cleaned & chopped in 1-2″ pieces.
2 jalapeños, 10 garlic cloves, 2″ piece of fresh ginger (this is what I use – naturally, use more or less according to your taste)
5 limes, zest and juice – should be about 1/2 cup of fresh juice and all the zest
2/3 Cup soy sauce
1 Cup Olive Oil
6 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Sriracha Sauce (or use whatever hot sauce you like, but I LOVE Sriracha)
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon cumin
Blend this all together for some few minutes – enough to liquify the ingredients and emulsify the oil.
This fills a 4-cup Mason Jar – and if you have the basic ingredients on hand, and must only purchase the fresh items – it costs just a couple of dollars to make!
YUM! Let me know how you like it!