Roasted Salsa Verde

I hope you’re all excited to see tomatillos in your share this week!  We know they’re not as common as their red cousins, so here’s a recipe to help you out.  This recipe isn’t the most simple one on the internet, but I think it sounds like the most delicious.  If you want to make things easier on yourself, you can always look up another recipe, or just make it up as you go along like I usually do!  Salsa verde is great with chips, or as someone once made for me, THE BEST THING ever served with fish tacos!  Any way you eat it, as always, enjoy your veggies!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. tomatillos (4-5 tomatillos)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • 2 unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp. diced white onion
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1 tbsp. lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Method

  1. Move an oven rack to the top position for broiling. Preheat broiler to high.
  2. Remove husks and wash tomatillos.
  3. Place tomatillos, peppers and unpeeled garlic cloves into an oven-safe baking dish with sides. Place into the oven, 4 inches from the preheated broiler, until the tomatillos are roasted and the peppers are slightly charred on all sides, about 10-15 minutes. Rotate tomatillos, peppers and garlic during roasting to ensure all sides are slightly charred.
  4. Remove the baking dish and add chicken stock to de-glaze the pan. If tomatillos, peppers and garlic are stuck to the bottom of the dish, use a wooden spoon to scrap the baking dish.
  5. Once cool to the touch, peel the garlic and discard the skins (you may have to squeeze the soft garlic out of the skin).
  6. For a spicier salsa, leave in all seeds from peppers, for a medium salsa, remove half of the seeds and for a mild salsa remove all seeds from peppers.
  7. Add the tomatillos, garlic and peppers to a food processor as well as the onions, cilantro, lime juice and salt.
  8. Add about 1/2 of the chicken stock from the baking dish and pulse the food processor 3-4 times or until the salsa has come together. You can add more chicken stock based on your own preferences for consistency.
  9. Serve salsa warm, at room temperature or cold.
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