Mr. Recipe, the spice guru. Photo by Melissa Hom.
Mr. Recipe shares his recipe for spicy salsa! The colors and flavors pop off the screen as he shows the techniques for making delicious salsa from scratch.
Aaron Isaacson is the real "MR" behind Mr. Recipe. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, he long ago gave up his chef whites and hot kitchens in New York City in favor of jungle tan and even hotter climates in far away lands to search for the finest flavor ingredients.
With his signature mustache, encyclopedic knowledge of flavor, pitch perfect palate and larger than life personality, this modern day "Indiana Jones of Spices" traverses the globe to source the highest grade spices and herbs that the earth has to offer. From the sun kissed hills of Sicily... to the tropical forests of Madagascar... to the fragrant mountain plantations of Tahiti, his story is one of passion, adventure and flavor.
Quietly working behind the scenes for over 20 years as the best kept secret of the culinary elite, this "one-man spice emporium" was finally exposed in 2007 as "The Spice Guru to the Chefs" by New York Magazine. Long revered by those in the know as the leading authority and supplier of the ultimate flavor experience, Mr. Recipe is now himself revealed to you as the the world's hottest commodity in flavor.
This video highlights two of his hottest chile peppers, the famous habanero and the ghost chile!
Mr. Recipe interviews people to get their reactions to his delicious and spicy salsa recipe in Union Square, New York City. The critiques are truly funny and memorable!
Mr. Recipe's Nuclear Salsa
5 pounds ripe tomatoes, chopped
2 bunches Italian parsley, chopped
15 cloves of garlic, chopped and mashed
3 red onions, chopped and finely diced
6 lemons, zested and juiced
6 limes, zested and juiced
8 oz. tomato powder
2 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
4 habanero chilis ground to powder
1.) Mix all ingredients well in a large bowl and refrigerate.
2.) Serve with tortilla chips or pita chips.