Sometimes we have to highlight our favorites even though it may not be an entire meal. Such is the case tonight with tomatillo salsa. This salsa verde was made with blanched tomatillos pureed with onion, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, and freshly squeezed lime juice. The outcome is an insanely delicious tart, tangy, and spicy bowl of goodness. We are willing to eat this salsa on pretty much anything including (but not limited to) tacos, tortilla chips, and cheezits. It’s also great to braise or stew meat in. Did I mention it makes a great enchilada sauce as well?
A: hey tyler…. there’s something i need to tell you…
T: woman, you best not be pregnant
A: hehehe no joke! but i’m being serious here! i need to confess to you that i am in love… in love with tomatillo salsa! there i said it!
T: I assume that’s not the name of a transvestite lover of yours… you know what, I love it too!
A: god i’m glad i’ve gotten that off of my chest. and you are correct. there is no transvestite lover in my life… right now. just tomatillo salsa. tomatillo salsa is all i need….sigh…
T: I love a girl that’s low maintenance.
A: oh yeah, i also need something to eat it on – although if need be i am willing to just spoon it to myself.
T: In all seriousness I find it needs a salty counterpart- i’ve always been disappointed when spooning it to myself in green salsa binges.
A: uh… dude? do you think we have a problem? do we need a tomatillo salsa intervention?
T: maybe you have a problem, but I’m doing just fine. It hasn’t made me lose my job yet, and I can still eat all the salsa I want without my family knowing about it… I’m doing just fine. I don’t have a problem.
A: [sings] i’m so excited… i’m so excited… i’m soooooo…scared
T: It’ll be ok, Jesse. I’m going to rate this salsa a 4.65/5. I love tomatilla salsa, but I can’t help but think to some of the other (non tomatilla) salsas I’ve had and… want to eat them badly. I’m kind of a salsa whore.
A: tell me something i didn’t already know. i never said that i didn’t really enjoy tons of other salsas. hell, i’m a salsa whore, too… it’s just that tomatillo salsa is a notch above the rest for me and i just freaking love it! as far as rating this particular salsa is concerned, i’d have to give it a 4.33/5. it was really really tasty, but it wasn’t the best tomatillo salsa i’ve ever had. ortega’s tomatillo salsa is always pretty close to the best. mmm mmm saaaaaalsaaaaa…..
T: [in a deep voice] mmmmmm… me gusta la saalsaa…
10 tomatillos, husked
1/3 of a yellow onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic
1/3 cup cilantro leaves
1/2 - 1 1/2 fresh jalapenos, roughly chopped (vary depending on how spicy you like it)
juice from 1 1/2 limes
2 tbsp water
kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Once boiling, add tomatillos and cook for about 1 minute until blanched. Remove from water. Roughly chop the tomatillos and add them to the bowl of a food processor or blender. Add all ingredients except salt and pepper to the food processor. Process until fully pureed. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Will keep refrigerated for several days. Enjoy!