Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Salsa Verde


Anyone lucky enough to find some late harvest tomatillos must give this sauce a try. The blend makes a  refreshing alternative to traditional red salsa. And the flavors boost any meal!
Salsa Verde
(recipe and shopping list)

Tomatillo, husked and cleaned (check out local farmer's stands), 1 pint
Hot Pepper (med-hot, to preference)
Red Onion, half of a small
Garlic, 1 or 2 cloves
cilantro, fresh, healthy handful
lime, juice (fresh), half
salt, to taste

Boil husked tomatillos and pepper in salted water on stove (10-12 minutes). When skins just begin to crack, drain. Add tomatillos to food processor. Next remove and discard the stem and seeds from the pepper, chop flesh coarsely and add to processor. In addition, add coarsely chop garlic and red onion. Blend/pulse in processor until just combined (you don't want soup)!

Place mixture in small pot on stove to heat through (medium setting, simmer). After about 5-7 minutes, turn off heat, add lime juice, freshly chopped cilantro and salt to taste. ENJOY!

No comments: