Spring Hill Ranch's Salsa Verde
Here at the ranch, we normally have both red and green in the 'fridge, just as we do the chile sauces. It's not that one is better than the other, it is more that they both add freshness and wonderful spice to just about everything!l
1 tspkosher salt
1 1/2 lb(about 10) fresh medium tomatillos
2 clovegarlic, roughly chopped
1 1/2 oz(about 1/4 bunch) fresh cilantro
1 or 2jalapeños, stems, seeds and veins removed, roughly chopped
1 smallspanish (white) onion, roughly chopped
1/2 tspfreshly ground black pepper
OPTIONAL (BUT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED):
2 mediumnew mexico #6 or big jim green chiles, roasted, peeled and finely chopped (or 1 4 ounce can chopped green chiles)
1/2 tspsazo'n seasoning (recipe here at jap or available at latin or caribbean markets
How to Make Spring Hill Ranch's Salsa Verde
- Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil. Add the salt. Cook the tomatillos until they pale, about 5 minutes. Drain and cut them into wedges, then put them in a food processor. Add the garlic, cilantro, jalapeños, onion and pepper. Process nearly to a purée. Of using, add the green chiles and/or Sazón.
- Transfer the salsa to a medium saucepan. Bring it to a simmer over low heat. Cook until it has thickened a little, about 15 minutes. Adjust the salt and pepper if needed. Can be stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container a week or maybe two.