The wire chopping
operations hit a bump in the early part of this decade, as intense buying from brokers shipping unprocessed wire and cable to China greatly hindered operations in Spencer.
Although some salsas (those that are chunkier and rustic) require a bit of hand chopping
for best results, there's really no trick to making them.
If necessary, remove to cutting board and finish chopping
with chef's knife until very fine.
4 tomatoes, chopped (squeeze out some of juice before chopping
, if desired)
Use the microwave to defrost meats or veggies or melt chocolate or butter and a garlic press instead of chopping
Although the salad involves lots of chopping
- including iceberg lettuce, cucumber, green onions, cooked chicken breast, red and yellow peppers and sun-dried tomatoes - the effort is well worth the tasty results.
Even better, neither is difficult to make - and many of the preparations (like chopping
and cooking the chicken) can be done in advance and the ingredients refrigerated separately - and can be assembled just before serving.
Blend all ingredients in a food processor or by hand in a chopping
While some of the recipes are time-consuming, involving lots of chopping
and a few different separate parts, none is really difficult to master.
Weir opts to use a food mill to avoid peeling, seeding and chopping
the tomatoes prior to cooking.