The Belmar Beachcomber’s “Taste of Belmar” series features recipes contributed by owners and chefs of restaurants in Belmar, New Jersey. In this edition, we share a recipe for spicy tomatillo salsa from 10th Ave. Burrito Co., a popular local spot that specializes in fresh Mexi-Cali cuisine.
“This is a deep-flavored salsa with a nice kick but not overwhelmingly spicy,” says Brian Katz, owner of 10th Ave. Burrito Co. “The recipe is from my head chef Jose. His grandmother used to make this every Sunday while he was growing up in Mexico.”
Recipe: Spicy Tomatillo Salsa
1 oz. chili de árbol (Mexican chili pepper)
5 cloves of garlic, chopped
1/2 yellow onion, diced
Put tomatillos on an open fire and char them till they turn brown. in a sauté pan, sauté the chili de arbol, chopped garlic, and diced onion. Allow to cool and then combine everything in a blender and squeeze in the lime. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
About 10th Ave. Burrito Co.
According to its Facebook page, “As seen on ‘Diners, Drive-ins & Dives,’ 10th Ave. Burrito started out with the vision to be a unique creative restaurant serving high-quality food, with the emphasis on fresh and tasty. Everything is made from scratch and is cooked to order. We feature local art, as well as live original music, in a laid-back, casual setting.”
In addition to great Tex-Mex food, 10th Ave. Burrito has two full-service bars with a selection of over 100 tequilas, margaritas, beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. Try their $14 all-you-can-eat Taco Tuesdays, 75-cent wings on Thursdays, daily happy hour specials, and sweet-and-savory brunch on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
RELATED: Favorite Mexican Restaurants In Belmar And Beyond Belmar Beachcomber's favorites include the sweet and spicy corn soup, pineapple-habañero wings, shredded pork molé nachos (pictured below), huevos rancheros, and shrimp in tequila-lime sauce. We also enjoyed a slamming crab cake special during Friday happy hour this past summer (pictured below).
10th Ave. Burrito Co.
801 Belmar Plaza
Belmar, New Jersey
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