Salsa Verde

salsa verde(makes about 2 cups)

Courtesy of Diana Kennedy, From From My Mexican Kitchen: Techniques and Ingredients

This sauce is a great table salsa and goes well with tacos, grilled meats, burritos, and grilled vegetables. It will last for a few days in the refrigerator.

1 pound tomatillos, husks removed and rinsed

3 or more jalapeno chiles, finely chopped

½ cup loosely packed, roughly chopped cilantro

1 garlic clove, roughly chopped

2 tablespoons white onion, roughly chopped

Salt to taste

Put the tomatillos whole in a small saucepan, barely cover with water, and bring to a simmer. Lower the heat and continue cooking until soft but not falling apart, about 5 minutes, depending on the size. Drain over a bowl to reserve the cooking water!

Using a blender or food processor, put 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid in the processor bowl. Add the chiles, cilantro, garlic, onion and grind to a paste. Add the tomatillos a little at a time, blending with about 1/3 cup more of the cooking liquid until you have a textured sauce of medium consistency. Add salt to taste.

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