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WHAT: Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-Off
WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Saturday. Chili sampling tickets go on sale at 11:15 a.m. Sampling starts at 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Kanawha Boulevard, Haddad River Park
ADMISSION: Free, but tasting tickets may be purchased to sample People's Choice chilies
Diane Lentz's World Champion Salsa, 2010
8 to 10 Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 green bell or poblano pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
1 medium sweet or red onion, chopped
2 or 3 green onions, chopped
2 or 3 jalapeños, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bunch fresh cilantro, stemmed and chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt to taste
Tomato sauce or tomato juice for desired liquid consistency.
COMBINE all ingredients. Lentz advises tweaking it to personal taste. She uses bottled hot sauce without a vinegar base.
Reach Julie Robinson at jul...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1230.