Broccoli Olive and Corn Salsa Recipe

I'm just mixing up cultures as I see fit. All cuisines, from all over the world, have the human palate in common. They can blend in some amazing ways. 
This has a really fresh and clean flavor. It's light, but filling. Ideal for the end of summer. It just needs a little bread or rice to go with it. 

Make sure when you serve it to coat the bread or rice with some of that scrumptious sauce!
Salsa Recipe Ingredients
2 broccoli crowns, chopped small
1 can small black olives, halved
2/3 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 shallots, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 poblano, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tlbs olive oil
1 tbl hot sauce
2 tsps spicy mustard
2 tsps salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsps dry thyme

Add all the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Let rest overnight. 

The broccoli cooks in the acid and the frozen ingredients thaw without losing their color or flavor.


Red Wine Mushroom Sauce Noodles

This is an uncomplicated pasta  preparation that yields a lot of flavor from a humble array of ingredients. Less is more.

8 ounces mushrooms, your choice, sliced
6 celery stalks, chopped small
1 cup spinach
1 poblano pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
1 habernero, minced
3 clove garlic, sliced thinly

Cooked noodles, 1 cup water reserved

1/2 cup red wine
2 tbls; 1 tbl olive oil
2 tbls hot sauce

1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
3 tsps salt
2 tsp black pepper

In a large saute pan cook noodles in water with  2 tsp salt. Set noodle asides. Keep 1 cup cooking water in the pan. Add mushrooms, celery, wine and 2 tbls olive oil. Braise over medium heat for 15 minutes.

Add spinach, garlic, poblano, jalapeno, habernero, hot sauce and spices, including the remaining 1 tsp salt. Simmer for 5 more minutes.

Add noodles back to pan and remaining 1 tbl olive oil.  Stir thoroughly to combine everything. Continue simmering over medium heat until noodles have absorbed most of the liquid, are glistening  and only a small amount of liquid remains in the bottom of the pan. Top with your favorite beans.