Make this salsa monja recipe -a sauce cum side dish invented by the nuns in the Philippines. Perfect to pair with fish, meat, or just as a dip and relish!
I swear I have not heard of Salsa Monja till my Gourmet in A Bottle session at The Maya Kitchen with Chef Mira Angeles of Spell Kitchen.
And I actually lived with Monghas when I was in High School. Well not exactly Monghas, but Madres in Concordia College. I was a troubled youth in High School (-till College actually, lol) and my mom was forced to put me in a dormitory. But a story for another time, perhaps. Hehe.
So, Salsa Monja, according to a quick search in Google is a nuns’ sauce dating back to Spanish times. It’s a side dish or more like an accompaniment for most fried dishes. Its other more descriptive name is shallot and olives pickle. It’s something like our Atchara or Pickled Papaya. It’s tangy, yet creamy at the same time. I brought home a jar and it was even better after 3 days.
This is the lunch we had that day, all bottled gourmet dishes. I wish they had more rice!
Gourmet in a Bottle: Chili Garlic Oil Recipe
Gourmet in a Bottle: How To Cook Baby Bangus Sardines For Selling
Gourmet in A Bottle: Gourmet Tuyo Recipe -Step by Step Guide
Gourmet Tuyo Recipe
Bottled Adobo Pate – Another Pinoy Bottled Gourmet for Gifts or Selling
Tapa King Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Announces its Newest Endorser. Tara Kain!
How to have the Immunity and the Looks like Ian Veneracion
My Mommy Blogger Gratitude List + A Giveaway