Sunday, January 15, 2012

Tomatillo Salsa

With the Superbowl only 3 short weeks away I wanted to give you a recipe you can serve, perfect for a football crowd. Completely impress your guests with this easy and delicious homemade salsa!! This was so good, I couldn't stop eating it while it was still warm. I even called John at work to tell him how impressed I was with myself. Salsa was another one of the things I wanted to make by the time I was 30 so if you're counting I've made 4 things and have 26 to go in only 2 months, yea that's not gonna happen haha.
I normally wouldn't buy tomatillos in fact I had never even seen them before at the grocery store. These tomatillos were in the weekly fresh fruit and vegetable box from Alan's Orchard which is located in Westfield, NJ. They are a small prepared gourmet food market that provides a fresh fruit and vegetable service from local farms every week to the customers that are enrolled. Our friend gave us his entire box back in September, we used every single item and loved it!! I immediately put us on the waiting list to participate, unfortunately we are still waiting to get the 1st box of our own.

Adapted from Alan's Orchards Fresh Box Recipe Newsletter Week #14

8 Tomatillos
1/2 Onion - Diced
2 Garlic Cloves - Minced
1 1/2 Jalapeno Peppers - Seeded & Diced
2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro
S&P to taste
 Start by husking the tomatillos. Rinse them off and put them in a medium sized pot. Fill the pot with just enough water to cover all of the tomatillos. Bring them to a boil over high heat. Simmer for about 10 minutes until they soften and begin to burst.
Drain the tomatillos and place them in a food processor. Give them a quick pulse. Then add the diced onion and minced garlic. Give it another quick pulse to mix everything together.
Next dice up the jalapeno. Be careful to clean out all of the seeds and ribs. This recipe came out at medium spice so if you want mild add less jalapeno or if you want it hot add a little bit more. This is also where you would add the cilantro but since John does not like cilantro I left it out and it still tasted amazing!!
 Serve it chilled with tortilla chips.
Enjoy!! - Nicole

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