Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Delicious Tomatillo Salsa

Have you ever wondered how green salsa is made? The answer is in the tomatillo. The process of making this salsa is similar to others, with a little bit more prep work. This delicious salsa is worth it.

You will need:
1 lb tomatillos, husked
1 1/2 jalapenos, stemmed
1/4 white onion, diced
4 garlic cloves, diced
1 TBSP salt
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 limes
vegetable oil

Place tomatillos, jalapenos, onion, garlic and salt into a pot of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5-10 minutes until the tomatillos are soft, but have not burst.

Drain the liquid into a container, saving the liquid for later.

Place the vegetables in blender with the cilantro and the juice of the limes. Pour in 1/4 a cup of the drained water, slightly cooled and then blend into a puree.

Add more salt, cilantro or lime juice to taste. For more heat use 1 jalapeno and 1/2 a serrano pepper. Serve with chips.

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