Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

My neighbor gave me a bunch of tomatillos from her garden and they made their appearance at our dinner table in the form of salsa.  It was fresh and delicious! 

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

1 pound tomatillos (4-5 tomatillos), husks removed and washed
1 jalapeno pepper
1 Serrano pepper
4 unpeeled garlic cloves
1/4 cup diced white onion
1/3 cup cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Place tomatillos, peppers and unpeeled garlic cloves on a rimmed baking sheet.  Drizzle olive oil over tomatillos, peppers and garlic, lightly toss to coat.  Roast in oven for 20-30 minutes until peppers are slightly charred on all sides.  Remove pan from oven and place peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap, let the peppers steam for 15 minutes.  Peel and stem the peppers.  If you want the salsa hot, leave the seeds.  If you want it milder, seed the pepper.

Add the tomatillos, peppers, garlic and remaining ingredients to the bowl of food processor.  Pulse the food processor until the salsa comes together. 

*Play around with this recipe (I did).  If you want more lime flavor, add more lime juice.  Not a big onion fan, add less onion.  This is definitely a recipe you can play with!

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