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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Fritz's Fantastic Tomatillo Salsa Verde

Fritz's Fantastic Tomatillo Salsa Verde
<===  These are tomatillos.  The two in the back still have their "paper" husk attached, the front one has been cleaned and is now ready to use. 
This salsa recipe is a great way to clean out your fridge,
 today we are using tomatillo, bell pepper, jalapeno, onion,
a very ripe tomato, some garlic, and cilantro. 

cut out the pithy
 area where the stem attaches
 and quarter or half
 your tomatillos
 depending on the size.
  Fritz prefers the bigger ones,
 as there is less work,
and face it,
 kitchen prep

<== When chopping, attempt to keep the size fairly uniform so it will cook evenly.  This mix contains the tomatillo, 2 green bell peppers, 1 ripening bell pepper, 1 1/2 (or 2) onions, and 3 jalapenos.  Remember the garlic (and black pepper) will burn if you add them during this stage.  Coat lightly and evenly in oil, we used canola.  SALT LIBERALLY! 

The photo below is the veggies post roast.  They smell amazing already.  Now you just have to blend this all together and add the finishing touches! 

Now add your ingredients to a blender.  You can also use a stick blender (immersion blender) if you put the veggies in a bowl or pot.  Add a little chopped garlic to your taste, white pepper, oregano, and finally cilantro.  Blend together and you will have a delicious, slightly tart, salsa verde in very little time... however, if you find the sauce is too tart for you, just add about a 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla to curb the sharp flavor. 

With this recipe our favorite application has been enchiladas, which I will post pictures of later.  You could use this sauce in a number of ways, eggs would be particularly delicious (huevos rancheros verde!). 

Go ahead and try using different amounts of each ingredient depending on what flavors you like. Our sauce varies month to month depending on what the fridge holds.

You are done now, go forth and make enchiladas!

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