Episode 306: Where's the Smoke

Cherry Salsa

Cherry Salsa

Use this recipe with Cherry-Smoked Duck Breasts.


Cherry Salsa

Recipe Notes

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups


  • 3 cups pitted fresh cherries (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 fresh poblano chile
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno or serrano chiles
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 1 small red onion (about 1/3 cup chopped)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint or cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, or to taste

Recipe Steps

Step 1: Combine the ingredients for the salsa in a mixing bowl and gently toss to mix. Correct the seasoning, adding lime juice or sugar to taste. This salsa tastes best served within 1 hour of mixing.

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