I created this sauce/topping with chopped jalapenos, fresno chilies,minced garlic, cumin, olive oil and lime or lemon juice. I used it as a topping for steak or fish. I'm pretty sure I've had this type of sauce or something close to it at restaurants and wondered what the name of that type of sauce would be?
This looks great, and if it was offered in a restaurant I expect it to be called a 'Fresh Jalapeño Salsa'. That would give me all the information I would need when deciding to order or not.
wondered what the name of that type of sauce would be?
As you commented in another Q, salsa would be out, as that leads to tomato.
- Your dominant ingredients are peppers (chilies, jalapeno): pimiento or aji
- Your preparation is chopped: picada.
- Looks spicy: picante
Combinations that come to mind:
- Picante Picada Pimiento
- Picada Pimiento
- Picante Picada Aji
- Picada Aji
Because Pimiento is often lacks spice (think of the ones stuffed into olives), I like Picada Aji.
Of course, Spanish has many dialects and Picada Aji may not make any sense in some areas. Locale dialect needs to be considered.
I only understand enough Spanish to eat.