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    Mexican Take-Out Tomatillo Salsa

    Mexican Take-Out Tomatillo Salsa. Photo by cookiedog

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

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    30 mins

    TxGriffLover's Note:

    Tomatillos - small spherical green fruits that are surrounded by paperlike husks - are the key to this spicy, sweet-tart salsa. From the Take-Out Menu Cookbook

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cups

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat the broiler. Line a 13 x 9-inch pan with foil.
    2. 2
      Place the tomatillos and chiles on the foil and broil for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until dark brown spots develop on the chiles and tomatillos.
    3. 3
      Cool, then transfer to a blender, including all the juices that have run out onto the baking sheet.
    4. 4
      Add the cilantro, onion, garlic, lime juice, vinegar, salt, sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Blend to a puree.
    5. 5
      Heat the oil in a medium skillet set over medium heat. Add the tomatillo puree and bring to a boil. Continue to cook, stirring, until the salsa has thickened slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and taste for seasoning; adjust if necessary. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve at room temperature or chilled.
    6. 6
      Make Ahead: This salsa can be made ahead and kept covered in the refrigerator for up to a week, or frozen up to 2 months.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 11, 2010

      55

      I'd say this tastes like Salsa Heaven!! Tart, spicy-sweet, and something I'd expect to see served at my favorite Mexican restaurant! I substituted jalapenos for serranos, leaving out some of the seeds and membranes to keep at our preferred level of zinginess. Also I reduced the sugar to 3/4 teaspoon then forgot to add water in Step 4, but that made for thicker salsa without having to boil it down. I did still simmer the salsa, per Step 5, in my cast iron skillet and am VERY pleased with this recipe. Thanks so much!

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    • on June 09, 2009

      55

      Delicioso! I love roasted tomatillo salsas. This had a nice balance of flavors I used 2 pretty hot serranos and next time I might add a bit more for personal preference, but I think most people will like it exactly like it is. I cut down the sugar just a tad. Gracias TXGriff! Made for ZWT 5. Viva Las REynas!

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    • on November 14, 2008

      55

      Cilantro and tomatillos are my new fav ingredients. I didn't have serrano chilies so I used one jalapeno, 1 jamaican, 1 banana pepper. Very very good

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    Nutritional Facts for Mexican Take-Out Tomatillo Salsa

    Serving Size: 1 (519 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 283.9
     
    Calories from Fat 185
    65%
    Total Fat 20.5 g
    31%
    Saturated Fat 2.6 g
    13%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 396.9 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.9 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
    22%
    Sugars 14.1 g
    56%
    Protein 3.3 g
    6%

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