Originally posted November 20, 2016

Pasilla Chile Tomatillo Salsa

Pasilla Chile Tomatillo Salsa by MexFoodJournal

Mexican Food Journal

Full flavored rustic salsa prepared with dried pasilla chiles and tangy tomatillos.


  • 12 small tomatillos
  • 8 pasilla chiles
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt + to taste


Remove the stems, seeds and vein from the chiles.
Remove the husks from the tomatillos and rinse the tomatillos under running water.
Place the chiles in a pan with just enough water cover them, bring to a boil and then turn off the heat. Allow them to soak for 15 minutes.
Place the tomatillos in a pan with just enough water to cover, bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes.
Blend the chiles and tomatillos with a little of the tomatillo cooking water, about ½ cup for 45 seconds.
Put the blended salsa and 1 tsp. of salt into a pan over low heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Adjust the salt to taste.



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