Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tomatillo Salsa Verde

We have seen these green looking tomato like things but had never used them in anything we have cooked.
We had this dish at a Mexican Restaurant called Canitas and this was served with it. Well we were in love with this dish and the green sauce. So wife searched on net for some recipes and I have to say we have made this 3 times now that's how much we liked this. (the computer was acting up so this is from our first time around.)
1 1/2 lb tomatillos about 10 to 12
1/2 cup chopped white onion
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon sugar
2 jalapeno pepper or 2 Serrano stemmed, seeded and chopped (we used jalapeno)
salt to taste
Remove paper husk from tomatillos and rinse well
cut in half and place cut side down and place under a broiler for about 5-7 minutes to lightly blacken the skin.
Place tomatillos, lime juice ,onions,cilantro,chili peppers,sugar in a food processor or blender. Pulse until all ingredients are finely chopped and mixed. Season to taste with salt. Cool in fridge.
Serve with chips or as a salsa accompaniment to Mexican dishes. Makes 3 cups.

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