Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tomatillo Salsa Pack Salsa Verde recipe

The tomatillo salsa packs are here! We've just started harvesting tomatillos (and tomatoes) in earnest, so here's the recipe everyone asks for, also available to pick up at your CSA delivery site:
Salsa Verde - Yields about 1.5 cups
6-10 Tomatillos
1-2 small onions
1 jalapeño, use as much as desired for heat*
1 small bunch cilantro
1-2 cloves garlic (optional)
Salt & ground pepper, to taste
-In a small saucepan, bring 3 cups water to a boil. Remove husks from tomatillos and rinse the fruit. Boil tomatillos for about 5 minutes or just until softened.
-In the bowl of a food processor or in a blender, combine tomatillos with remaining ingredients. Set tomatillo cooking water aside and use to thin salsa if necessary. Blend until the mixture is a coarse puree.
-Refrigerate for 1-2 hours to allow flavors to meld & get acquainted. Adjust seasoning and serve with tortilla chips, tacos, or enchiladas.
*For a medium heat salsa, use about 1/2 of the jalapeño with seeds. Adjust the amount of jalapeño to your liking.

1 comment:

Deetka said...

I live in a Spanish-speaking country and have been looking for a good tomatilla (called "mil tomatos" here in Guatemala) and now I found it. Thanks.
I have eaten lots of Harmony Valley produce when I visit my son in Madison. Zaccai Lewis has been a member for quite a few years and is a real fan. I know why! YUM!!