Jaime’s is jot

It says so on the label and it’s true. (Well; it says “hot,” but it’s still true.) There are at least three items now bearing the Jaime’s Spanish Village label, red salsa, yellow queso, and green salsa, all found in a refrigerator case at Central Market south.

The one that came home is called “Tomatillo Jalapeno Garlic Sauce,” with “HOT” in a red circle on the front label. The ingredients, in order, are simple: “jalapeno, fresh tomatillo, garlic, salt, water,” and no preservatives added. The advice is to “use it in your cooking or as a seasoning to compliment any dish–eggs, meats, tacos, or pizzas.” This salsa is a great find because, besides having no preservatives, it has no thickeners either, and is very concentrated (with little water) and not too salty.

I tasted it solo and then slurped a healty slurp into the pork stew on the stove as an addition to the onions, two kinds of squash, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, dried arbolitos, jalapenos from the yard, chipotles, and of course pork, among other items. I’d buy it again.

Jaime’s the restaurant has been an Austin institution for decades and for the last year or two has displayed a banner on its fence on Red River proclaiming to the world that it’s friendly to nursing mothers.

And the next time the green sauce comes home (the jar’s already half empty), some red sauce will come along with it.

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