Have you ever started searching for one thing on the internet and ended up in a totally different place? That’s how I ended up making Mother In Law Salsa.
I started by looking for mother-in-law cake recipes. I was being snarky about it because, at the time, my in-laws were due for a visit.
I Googled “mother in law recipes” and quickly stumbled onto a great recipe for Salsa De Suegra (mother in law salsa). It’s so named because it is sharp on the tongue (sour) with a strong bite (hot). (Draw your own conclusions. My mother in law inspired the entire egg thing.)
Every version I read called for green tomatoes, tomatillos, cilantro, serrano chiles, green onions, salt, and water. Well, my mother in law can’t eat green onions. So, I reimagined the salsa based on ingredients she can eat. I also left out the green tomato since I couldn’t find one.
Yes. I made mother in law sauce for my mother in law. She thought it was funny.
I made red salsa for her too. It was onion free because of her allergies. I work hard to cook food that she can eat when she visits us.