Wonky Salsa

Grillo Recipes     |     Rubbish Cooks     |     Tristan Welch

A fresher tasting alternative to BBQ sauce; a great way to use up left-over vegetables and fruits, and serves perfectly with burgers, fish, vegetables, paella, or any other of your favourite BBQ dishes.

Serves: 12          Difficulty: Easy          BBQ: Chefs Anvil          Time: 30 minutes

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Wonky Salsa Ingredients:

•     12 plum tomatoes, cut in half
•     3 white onions, cut in quarters.
•     1 head of garlic
•     2-3 chilies
•     2 teaspoons of salt
•     2 teaspoons of oregano
•     1 bunch of chopped fresh coriander
•     Juice of one lemon (grilled)
•     1 tablespoon of honey
•     Wonky vegetables as many as you want! Typically: onion tops, carrots, cabbages or green leaves, peppers, brassicas, courgettes , pumpkins, fruit, e.g. pineapple, apple, orange, lemon etc.


STEP 1: Start by chopping your wonky fruit and vegetables in half or into large chunks.


STEP 2: Place all the fruit and vegetables on the grill, cut side down.


STEP 3: Leave the vegetables in position on the grill until they are deeply blackened. Do this for both sides.


STEP 4: Take the fruit and vegetables off of the grill and remove any willing skins. Place these in a covered bowl, allowing them to cool down.


STEP 5: Once cooked, finely chop all of the charred fruit and vegetables and add the remaining ingredients.


STEP 6: Finally, pound the mixture to a salsa consistency and prepare to serve.

Recipe contributor: Tristan Welch – Cambridge, UK

Tristan Welch is an award winning chef, who has trained with Gary Rhodes, Michel Roux Jr and Gordon Ramsay to name but a few. He worked his way up the food chain at top restaurants in London and Paris, including Le Gavroche and L’Arpège, before spending three years working in the Caribbean.

Now returned to Cambridge, Tristan’s new series Rubbish Cooks has gained a massive following. Combining his super creative chef talents and passion for food waste, Rubbish Cooks is a movement that takes items that would normally be wasted, and makes a delicious meal out of it. Tristan goes in to your bins, and creates something delightful. Follow Grillo to keep in touch and be inspired by this incredible series!

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