Salsa Rosada

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We’re running Tostones in the 3pm special slot for the next 2 weeks. If you’ve been by every afternoon, you’ve noticed your sauce is different every day. This one is Salsa Rosada.

Eddie (Kitchen Manager and recent Cordon Bleu grad) told me that at fast-food places in Ecuador, every customer makes up their own little batch of Salsa Rosada using 2 ingredients available on the condiment station: ketchup and mayo. Eddie says his mom makes it at home to put on everything, including artichoke hearts. And he adds lemon, garlic, and salt.

I never thought of mayo as part of Central/South American food.  It would be an interesting thing to research. I suspect it’s common in places where French fries are popular? I was at this Peruvian charcoal chicken place, and my meal came with 2 sauces: a cilantro mayo, and a yellow pepper mayo.

 

 

2 Responses to Salsa Rosada

  1. Finn 25 January, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fry_sauce

  2. lucia 25 January, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Wow! It actually is a thing. My friends from Utah told me about fry sauce, but I forgot that’s what it was!

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