Quick tomatillo chile sauce (salsa verde)

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Fresh tomatillos; husked and washed or two 13oz cans, drained
Fresh hot chiles to taste (2 jalapenos or 3 serranos or 1 ? habanero)
5 Sprigs fresh cilantro (coriander leaves) (up to 6)
1 small Onion; chopped
1 large Clove garlic; chopped
1 tablespoon Vegetble broth
2 cups Vegetable broth
Salt to taste

1. Boil the fresh tomatillos and chiles in salted water to cover until tender, about 10-15 minutes, drain. If using canned, just drain.

2. In a blender or food processor puree chiles and tomatillos along with the cilantro, onion & garlic; If using a blender, stir well, but make sure the mixture still has some texture.

3. Heat the tablespoon of vegetable broth in a large skillet over medium high heat. When hot, pour in puree all at once and stir constantly for 4 to 5 minutes until sauce gets darker and thicker. Add the 2 cups of broth, return to a boil, reduce heat to medium and simmer until thick enough to coat a spoon, about 10 minutes more. Add salt to taste.

Posted to fatfree digest V97 #208 by JBennicoff@... on Sep 13, 1997

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