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Wow! I love this recipe! I'm a salsa verde addict and this is one of the best! I love the smokiness from the chiles in adobo and the heat from the habanero. I LOVE heat but had to tone it down for the rest of my family. I used the whole pepper but scraped out all the seeds and membrane. Thanks for a great and EASY recipe!!

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Mika G. March 29, 2009

Delicious!!! Salsa Verde is different kind of salsa. Most people who are used to eating in americanized mexican restraunts, might not appreciate its authentic flavor. However, it is my favorite salsa, high above the red tomatoe varieties, and this is a SUPERB recipe. Don't skip the chipotle in adobo sauce. Taste the recipe with half the lime first, my tomatillos were pretty tart on their own this time around. Lastly, this gets better after the flavors have meshed in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. Im having it now for breakfast!!!

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Jamie Renee January 21, 2007

So good!!!! The chipotle mixed with the habanero was really interesting and I really appreciated the difference between this unique taste and the over used jalapeno or serano salsas. I like a lot of heat so will probably through another habanero in next time but followed your instructions exactly and absolutely loved this.

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Safe_Bet July 07, 2012

Wow! This was awesome salsa. I love tomatillo salsa but had never made it before. This was so easy, I couldn't believe how fast I was able to whip it up in my blender. I did use a jalapeno instead because I like the amount of heat to not be overwhelming. My husband loved it! Thanks for a great recipe.

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Cherienjeff February 17, 2012

After reading the recipe I was so craving this salsa verde. However due to my local grocery having less than desirable tomatillos, I used tomatoes instead. So I made RED HELL instead! It was fantastic! I used only cilantro (no basil or parsley) by choice. I grow habbies for myself and freeze them so I always have some on hand. I used some of this salsa to make the most delicious chilaquiles :P I can't wait til I get my hands on good tomatillos for GREEN HELL!

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petitebaker October 23, 2010

I have yet to try this recipe however I have made my own hot sauces.....if you dont want to use the chipotle pepper.....i get wood chips and actually smoke the tomatillos and habaneros as well as the garlic...then i blend it..once its pureed...pour it over high heat and let the flavors mix....try it and add salt and pepper to your taste. Im growing my own tomatillos so fingers crossed they turn out well =)

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Culinarycreations4u July 07, 2010

I combined ideas from this and another salsa verde recipe, but most of the basics are the same. I was looking for a milder salsa, so I used poblano instead of habanero. I'd probably lean more towards jalapeno or anaheim in the future, though. Very easy and it had a delicious smoky flavor from the chipotle, which really makes the flavors pop.

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Spectatrix April 10, 2010

this is a great recipe. i made it twice this xmas weekend and the guests enjoyed it both times. some even complained that i didn't make enough. i've tried it with two habaneros and several chipotle chiles. very tasty!!

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cooknnmpk December 28, 2009

Wow! I've tried other tomatillo salsa recipes before and this one is by far the best. This recipe doubles and triples well if you want vast quantities for freezer storage. This is my favorite salsa recipe hands down.

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Marissa Genta Pineda September 19, 2008

We love spicy so I went for the gusto & used all the peppers & seeds. Combined with the fresh herbs (I followed your lead & used all 3) this stuff is amazing! I made it to serve with steaks tomorrow but I doubt that much will survive the rest of the day. DH is hanging around with tortilla chips & I have a bowl with a spoon. Hats off to the chef!

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SusieQusie June 05, 2006
Smoky, Spicy Tomatillo Salsa Verde Aka Green Hell!