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    Green Tomatillo Sauce

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    acid.'s Note:

    From the Los Barrios Family Cookbook. A wonderful sauce for enchiladas verdes.

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    • 1 lb tomatillo
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
    • salt and pepper


    1. 1
      Soak the tomatillos in a bowl of cold water to loosen the husks.
    2. 2
      Drain and peel off the husks.
    3. 3
      Place the tomatillos and garlic in a saucepan with enough water to cover.
    4. 4
      Bring to a boil and cook until the tomatillos are soft, about 10 minutes.
    5. 5
      Transfer the garlic and tomatillos to a blender and puree.
    6. 6
      Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
    7. 7
      Add the pureed tomatillos and the onion and season to taste with salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Bring to a simmer, and simmer about 10 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 29, 2003


      This sauce lets the flavor of tomatillos shine, without overbearing spices or hot peppers added. Not sure of directions, I gave the onions a 5 min. head start in the saute pan before adding the blended tomatillo. Excellent wrapped in a soft, flour tortilla with shredded chicken and cheeses!

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    • on May 25, 2006


      I made this sauce to go with the Chilaquiles with Chicken. In my opinion, the sauce was a little bland by itself, just not enough flavor for my taste. I added some dried oregano and about a tblsp of chopped canned jalepenos. That perked it up just enough and the sauce was delish! The recipe is very easy and quick, which was wonderful. I think next time I'd like to try adding some roasted green chiles and maybe a bit more garlic. The sauce made the chilaquiles amazing - we ate the entire pan! Thanks moxie for posting the recipe!

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    • on January 17, 2005


      I served this with a pork shoulder roast and the flavours were a good complement to each other. I sauteed an onion with some garlic for about 10 minutes, added 1/2 tsp of oregano and a tsp of parsley, both dried, and then added the pureed tomatillos, along with some of the liquid they were cooked in (1/2 cup or so). Simmered this till it was reduced, then removed from heat and added 1 tbsp of white wine vinegar and the salt and pepper. Pretty bland tasting on its own..would consider the chopped jalapeno if I was serving this with another dish, like enchiladas!

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    Nutritional Facts for Green Tomatillo Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (542 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 208.8
    Calories from Fat 143
    Total Fat 15.9 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3.6 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 17.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
    Sugars 10.1 g
    Protein 2.6 g

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