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Cooked Tomatillo Salsa


The fresh, almost lemony taste of tomatillo makes this lovely green salsa (salsa verde) the perfect condiment for grilled fish or poultry. For a slightly different flavor, roast the tomatillos on a fish grid over a hot grill until they are slightly charred and begin to show a yellowish color. Husk the cooled tomatillos and continue the simple cooking vegetable recipes.

Makes about 1.5 cups

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 bunch (6 to 8) green onions (scallions), white and light green parts only, thinly sliced

  • 2 small cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 pound tomatillos, husk removed, stemmed, and finely chopped

  • 1 medium size or 2 small jalapeno chiles, stemmed, seeded and minced

  • 1 cup well-flavored chicken stock

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium size heavy saucepan over low heat.

  2. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until translucent, about 5 minutes.

  3. Stir in the green onions and garlic. Cook 1 minute. Stir in the tomatillos and jalapeno.

  4. Add the stock and season well with salt and pepper. Simmer 15 minutes. Remove from the heat cool to room temperature.

  5. Stir in the cilantro and refrigerate several hours. Bring this simple cooking recipes to room temperature before serving.

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