Monday, November 17, 2008

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa is Spanish/Italian for sauce.Salsas are common in Mexican cuisine and are varied.One of them is Salsa Verde or Green Sauce.This is made from Tomatillos or small green husked tomatoes.They are not to be confused with green tomatoes though.

Salsa Verde is made by pureeing cooked tomatillos with chiles,onions,cilantro etc.The flavour ranges depending upon the spices.I got a simple roasted tomatillo salsa from epicurious and tried it out.It was a tangy and nicely different from the tomato salsa/sauce which we normally use.So here's the recipe.


Tomatillos: 2-3
Onion: 1 small
Green chillies/jalapenos: 1+as per taste
Garlic: 1-2 cloves unpeeled
Cilantro/coriander:2 tbsp chopped

All the ingredients can be adjusted as per taste and choice.

Remove the husk from tomatillos and clean them using warm water to remove stickiness.Place tomatillos,green chilli/jalapenos,onion peeled and roughly chopped,unpeeled garlic in a baking sheet and broil for 7-10 minutes until the tomatillos are lightly charred.Turn once during broiling,so that they get evenly cooked.Remove the charred skin of garlic and top of green chillies

Puree all the roasted items and cilantro and salt and serve with tortilla chips.
This tangy dip can be made 1 day ahead and chilled.

After dipping chips in this tangy and spicy salsa verde on Day #17 of Recipe Marathon,lets take a sneak peak into fellow runners kitchen:

1) DK 2) Siri 3) Srivalli 4) Ranji 5)PJ 6)Medha 7)Priya 8)Bhawna 9)Raaji 10)Ruchii 11)Anu 12)Kamala 13)Roopa 14)Divya Kudua 15)Rekha 16)Divya M 17)Lakshmi 18)Raaga 19)LakshmiVenkatesh 20) Sripriya 21)Viji 22)Kamalika 23)Pavani 24)Karuna 25)Roochi


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