Monday, August 17, 2009

When life gives you tomatillos make salsa verde!!!!

A friend of my mother's apparently grows tomatillos in her garden at her house. And she knows I like to cook and experiment with food. So I made two batches of salsa verde. So delicious. My favorite recipe comes from Tyler Florence of Food Network.

  • 1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 1 jalapeno, stemmed
  • 1 small Spanish onion, quartered
  • 5 to 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 2 lime, juiced
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the tomatillos, jalapeno, onion, garlic, and 1 tablespoon salt. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes until the tomatillos are soft but have not burst. Drain. Add the cooked vegetables to a food processor with the cilantro leaves and lime juice.

tomatillo : a staple in Mexican cuisine; also known as the husk tomato. Fruit should be firm and bright green, as the green colour and tart flavour are the main culinary contributions of the fruit

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