Sponsor love - Spirit of Texas Salsa still rocks!

April 4, 2009 by Josh · 2 Comments
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Just last week I got my second case of Spirit of Texas Salsa delivered and already I have two empty jars sitting in the trash and a half eaten bag of tortilla chips on the counter. This delicious salsa is shipped straight from the heart of Texas and you can tell from the taste. If you can remember the Pace commercial below then you’ll know what I mean, except that Spirit of Texas Salsa makes Pace seem like it was made in New York City!

As I mentioned the last time I got a case of salsa, Spirit of Texas Salsa Rocks! I’m not saying this just because they are a sponsor of this website either. The salsa has the perfect consistency and an amazing blend of flavors. I’m partial to the medium variety because it has just the right amount of kick. The Hot is exactly that, with a clean your sinuses out blast of heat that is good for all the caspsaicin addicts out there as well as an occasional winter warmer upper.

I prefer a good chip and a bowl of salsa but have on occasion been known to use it in cooking up something with a little kick in the kitchen. You can find a varied selection of recipes on the Spirit of Texas Salsa recipe page to spice up your next evening meal.

Even though I love my salsa about as much as I enjoy Yuengling beer, I’m willing to give away one jar of whichever heat level you desire to the 2 best salsa recipes left in the comments by April 20th. Just make sure you use a real email address when you leave the comment so that I can get your address.

If you don’t win or just can’t wait you can get a free jar from Gourmet food mall, just pay $5 shipping, and be sure to tell them Josh sent you.

Montery Chicken With Potatoes

March 27, 2008 by Josh · 1 Comment
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I wanted to share a recipe which I enjoy both making and eating. Monterey Chicken combines so many things I love it is hard to find another meal I enjoy more, at least when it is too cold to grill out!

I found the recipe which combines red skin potatoes, butter, lime, cheese, cilantro and salsa!  I have made this dish several times but most recently I used our sponsor Spirit of Texas Salsa’s medium salsa to flavor the cilantro and cheese portion of Chicken Monterey.  As I have previously mentioned the bold flavor and consistency of the Spirit of Texas Salsa is what made it really shine in this recipe.  The salsa mixed in great and really added to the overall combination of flavors.

Check out the full recipe at Allrecipes.com for the full Chicken Monterey recipe and be sure to pick up a jar of Spirit of Texas Salsa for free with $5 shipping.

Photo: Kaitch

Spirit of Texas Salsa Rocks!

October 16, 2007 by Josh · 1 Comment
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You may have noticed the addition of a sponsor to the site shortly after the redesign went live. Spirit of Texas Salsa Company based out of Texas is a new advertiser and in lue of the first payment I asked for a case of salsa. I don’t think I have mentioned it here before but not much compares to delicious salsa and some salty tortilla chips.

I tried the Mild, Medium, and Hot flavors from Spirit of Texas Salsa Company and I would have to say my personal favorite is the medium with Hot in a close second. The medium has a great range of flavors including just the right amount of cilantro. All of the flavors have a great consistency which sits somewhere between the “chunky” you find in the national brands and the more pureed version of salsa that is common in local Mexican restaurants. The mild has good flavor but lacks enough kick for me.

I shared the Medium and the Hot with my classmates tonite and everyone enjoyed the flavor and the Hot became a challenge for a few. I think if the hot could be a little bit less hot or the medium was bumped up just a little I would have the perfect blend. The bump in heat could come form either some more black pepper This is easily rmedied for my personal taste by dropping some hot into the medium!

Right now you can get the Salsa in select stores in many Southern states and online by visiting their gourmet food store or clicking the link in the right sidebar. I am hoping I can talk the local supermarket into carrying the salsa since it looks like I will run out quickly. If you work for Fresh Encounters in Findlay, OH or know who to reach to get a product on the shelf let me know.

As of today October 16, they are running a special in that you can get a free jar of salsa by paying the $5.00 shipping which is a steal for salsa this good.