Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tomatillo Salsa Verde


Last week my bountiful basket was overflowing with tomatillos. I had added a "mexican pack" to my order and so I was the proud owner of all sorts of mexican deliciousness- jalepenos, cilantro, tomatillos, green onions, etc. So rather than opt for the typical cafe rio salad dressing, I decided to make tomatillo salsa verde, it was delicious!

1 pound tomatillos, husked (I had no idea how many this would be so I just used all 8 of mine)
1/2 C finely chopped onion
1tsp minced garlic (I got to use fresh, thanks bountiful basket!)
1 serrano chile pepper, minced ( I used a jalepeno)
2Tbs chopped cilantro (I am sure I used way more than this)
1 Tbs chopped oregano
1/2 t cumin
1 1/2 t salt
2 C water (based on reader suggestions I subbed 1/4 c of water with lime juice!)

1. Place tomatillos, onion, garlic and chile pepper in a saucepan. Season with cilantro, oregano, cumin and salt. Pour in water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the tomatillos are soft, 10-15 minutes.
2. Using a blender, carefully puree the tomatillos and water in batches until smooth.

*recipe from allrecipes.com

* use your tomatillo salsa for dipping chips in, over chimis, in amy's cilantro cream sauce, or in the chili verde recipe I am posting next!

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