What the Cumin is going on?

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  1. heymroscar

    heymroscar

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    I have tried every way to infuse Cumin into salsa and have been unsuccessful.  I'm looking for that aroma in the salsa, but to no avail.

    Do you have the answer I'm looking for?  "Come on."  I'm right here waiting for it.  Right here..........

    waiting....................................................................................................................................................................................................Still here.
     
  2. french fries

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    Roast whole cumin seeds and grind them at the last minute, add to salsa. 
     
  3. kaneohegirlinaz

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    +1 w/FF
     
  4. cheflayne

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    yeah what French Fries said, ya still there...
     
  5. heymroscar

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    If by roasting, you mean toasting in a pan then grinding.  Done that and it does not do the job.  I want to make the salsa, put it in the fridge and when I open the bottle, I want the aroma of cumin to be evident.  Thanks though. 
     
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  6. cheflayne

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    key part, putting it in fridge then reopening later is not last minute, flavors and aromas marry and mellow
     
  7. french fries

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    It does here. If you can't smell the aroma of cumin you just toasted and ground, your cumin has gone stale. Time to buy fresh cumin seeds. 
     
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  8. kaiquekuisine

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    +1 w/FF +1 w/Cheflayne 
     
  9. kaiquekuisine

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    Like stated if you are going to refrigerate it , the flavors and aroma will melllow out , do it last minute then inform us :p
     
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  11. kaiquekuisine

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    FF you make pea soup with water :p

    Remember /img/vbsmilies/smilies/crazy.gif  
     
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  12. french fries

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    Yeah I'm just not sure why that bothered him so much. 
     
  13. heymroscar

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    I understand what you guys are telling me.  I've done the last minute thing.  Maybe I'm not being clear.  There is a Salsa I like and I'm trying to recreate it for personal use.  I know the ingredients, but have yet to discover how an aroma can linger the way this one does.  Even refrigerated for 4-5 days, when you open it, you still get that smell of Cumin and either vinegar or some sort of pickling agent.  /img/vbsmilies/smilies/confused.gif   I've tried steeping and infusing in oil.  No luck
     
  14. heymroscar

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    The problem with writing in these short bursts, is that often when humor is attempted, it is lost on the page.  And I still don't like pea soup with water! 
     
  15. french fries

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    So what's your beef with me Mr Oscar?
     
  16. french fries

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    You're free to like or not like whatever you want but do you realize that "Frenchy" is a derogatory term? Not the best way to attempt humor on the internet, I'd agree with that. 
     
  17. cheflayne

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    Don't know if this will work or not but try toasting 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds. Add 1/4 cup of water. Process in blender. Bring to boil, reduce until 1 tablespoon of liquid left. Add to salsa. Or, as I understand it you have tried steeping cumin in oil to no avail and you using vinegar in your salsa, then try steeping in vinegar and leaving for a week or two. Then make your salsa.
     
  18. heymroscar

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    I think I've done one form of this, if not the other, but I will try reducing and leaving it for a while.  Though it seems that the simplest answer is always just under our nose.  Thanks so much for your help.  Really appreciated.  
     
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    It must be old, put in oven if you can't smell it then, it is to old
     
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    Out of my own curiosity, is this salsa you like a commercial product? Something we could buy in a store? Or is it from a small market/tortilla shop/restaurant?

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