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tomatillo sauce

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Joyce Lowery
Sterlington, LA

I always loved the "green sauce" that my friend, Eva, served with her tamales. This is a combination of items that have been put together from the internet and Lucy Holtzclaw.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tomatillo sauce

  • 1 lb
    tomatillos, fresh
  • 2 clove
  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 2
    serrano chile peppers
  • 1/2
    onion, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper, to taste

How To Make tomatillo sauce

  • 1
    Soak tomatillos in bowl of cold water to loosen husks. Drain and peel off husks.
  • 2
    Place tomatillos, onions, peppers, and garlic in saucepan with water to cover halfway. Bring to a boil until soft, about 10 minutes. Drain.
  • 3
    Transfer mixture to blender and blend to puree.
  • 4
    Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (do not substitute) in saucepan over medium heat. Add puree mixture.
  • 5
    Season to taste with salt and pepper. Bring to boil and then reduce to simmer for about 5 minutes.

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