I spend an embarrassing amount of time slogging around on Taste Overload and CuteSpotting. There are payoff moments of squee, sure, but a lot of the food over on TasteWhatever is tiresome, unoriginal, drowned in sugar (I could go on). (The cats are always a delight, though.)
But it's worth it over on TasteLand for those aha! moments. And if you pronounce aha with the accent on the first syllable, you are reprehensible. And wrong.
I've got my eye on a corn fritters recipe, and I have already made two (at least) other dishes that came out really well. One I have yet to post, and you will flip when you see it. This one here, though, we are actually making all the time now, it's so good.
It's a salsa cruda with chunks of avocado, along with the tomatoes, onions and peppers. It would never have occurred to me to add avocado to salsa (except for those wonderful blended green salsas with green chiles and tomatillos). I mean, I put avocado slices on my nachos, and they're served with salsa. So it's a natural combination. Dumb me, I just didn't put dos y dos together. So pretty, and such a fun texture!
But (you knew there was going to be a but) there's another secret ingredient, again something I was unable to imagine all on my own. Tequila! In a salsa cruda! Exclamation points!
It's remarkable. Just a tiny dash, because you're not going for boozy. A whisper of South of the Border, but if you tasted some of mine, you'd never guess there was hooch in it. The result is flavor, and I'm finding it hard to describe. You know what salsa tastes like, and you know what tequila tastes like. But in combination, everything becomes so synergized you can't tell what's in there. And it's good.
Oh, and there's a squeeze of lime too. We're talking flavor.
There it is on top of a quesadilla filled with cheese and corn kernels. It's almost like salad on your food, and I mean that in the kindest way.
I apologize that I can't attribute the recipe. Story of my life. When I'm rambling around on TasteSpotter, I never seem to memorize the names of the bloggers I click on, unless they are somebody I already know. Poor excuse, but it's hell trying to scroll back dozens of pages, searching and failing to find the source again.