Salsa Verde! (Green Salsa!)

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Today we are going to make some Salsa Verde. It's pretty tasty and goes good with chips, and even better on carne asada.

This is a recipe I learned from a Mexican friend of mine in Houston, Tx. In classic Mexican cooking fashion, I never wrote it down and am doing it from memory seven years later.

What makes this salsa green in the use of tomatillos (toe-maw-tea-ohs, which, by the way, are NOT green tomatoes For more info: Tomatillos!). They have a great flavor that many people have yet to experience that is very different from tomato based salsa. Hopefully its love at first bite for you, as it was fro me.

Take ownership of your salsa!
Friends, cooking can be an art or a science. Let's make it an art. Feel free to change this suggested recipe as you like. Want more kick? Throw in some more jalepe�os. Take ownership for your salsa and make it your own. Most of all though, eat well and enjoy life.

Speaking of which, check out this other recipe for Salsa Verde.

Buen Provecho!
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Step 1: Ingredients and Tools

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Time to gather what you need. At my local market I got all the ingredients for about $4.

1 1/2 lbs Tomatillos
4 Jalape�o Peppers
1 Onion (We'll only use half)
1 Lime
A Bunch of Cilantro (We'll only use a handful)

Good Sharp Knife
Cutting Board
Large Sauce Pan
Large Bowl

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iPod (Cooking should be fun, so bump some tunes. This time around I had Alaska in Winter on.)

Step 2: Prep Tomatillos and Jalapeños

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Remove the husks from the tomatillos. Start at the bottom and peal towards the stem, almost like a fat green banana. Then pull off the husk and stem together. Tomatillos tend to be a bit sticky, so no worries when you get a little tacky.

Husks and stems go into the trash (or composter) and tomatillos go into the pan.

Now pull (NOT cut) the stems off the jalape�os.

Again, stems in the trash, and jalape�os in the pan.

Fill the pan with water and place it on high heat on the stove. Allow the water, tomatillos, and jalape�os to boil. We'll get back to them in a moment.
One of the most fun-to-follow instructables! (Seriously. I signed up just to tell you this.)

I can't wait to try this recipe! :)
Try adding a little bit of garlic it's great too and yes this is a REAL salsa congrats.
wiredfixer5 years ago
WOW!! Thats a real SALSA!! You must try to make "Salsa Borracha" with Beer and Normal Tomatoes, you can put all vegetables on a bbq grill (Like Carne Asada) and make the same process. Buen Provecho!!