"This is the 'salsa de tomatillo' that I grew up with. It can be used as a sauce for grilled chicken, fish or shrimp, as the basis for green chilaquiles (pour over tortilla chips, shredded cooked chicken and shredded Monterey Jack, then heat under the broiler), and as a dipping sauce for chips. Delicioso!" — SABRINATEE
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jalapeno peppers, chopped
chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste
Roasting the tomatillos results in a much thicker salsa with the added flavor from roasting.
I tried this poured over chicken with melted monteray jack and yellow rice on the side and it was yummy. This salsa has some kick!
This is a great fresh salsa. Those who want to mellow the pepper taste could blanch the peppers with the tomatillos. I would recommend letting it sit for several hours at room temperature before eating. Also, it freezes quite well. YUM!
This makes wonderful salsa. I had never cooked with tomatillos before, but wanted a fresh green salsa to go with enchiladas I was making (Chicken Enchiladas II from this site). I used 2 jalapeños, seeded and ribs removed as we don’t like food very hot. I used less water, just enough to cover the tomatillos in the pan, and 2 garlic cloves. I have never tasted better green salsa. And, a tip I learned for selecting tomatillos, choose the smaller ones as they can get bitter if they get too big.
This was a good start but needs more jalapenos. Mine did not even have a little heat using just the two peppers. I will use 4 seeded fresh ones next time. I layered grilled chicken, flour tortillas, monterrey jack cheese and this sauce and baked covered for 30 minutes.
I've always included fresh Mexican oregano and cumin when I make tomatillo salsa and was interested in the comparison without. While I did like this, I found it just a little dull for my tastes, so now I know I do prefer tomatillo salsa enhanced with the additions of cumin and oregano.
This was good but not great, next time I will serve with tortilla chips and cheese.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Salsa De Tomatillo
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 2
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