Recipe for a classic "salsa verde" or "green sauce," a staple in every Mexican kitchen. It is simple to make from easy to find ingredients.
- 1 pound tomatillos or tomate verde
- 1 medium white onion
- 3 serrano chiles
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 12 sprigs of cilantro
- 1 teaspoon salt
Remove the papery husks from the tomatillos and rinse to remove the sticky residue.
Quarter the onion.
Add all of the ingredients except the cilantro and salt to a large pot and just cover with water.
Bring the water and ingredients to a boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
Blend the cooked ingredients and the cilantro with the cooking water until smooth. (About 30 seconds)
Heat 2 tablespoons of cooking oil in the pot.
Pour the blended salsa back into the pot with the hot cooking oil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the salt and adjust if necessary.