Spicy jalapeño salsa verde. My goal is to highlight the salsa recipes that I prepare often. There are many, many salsa verde recipes already on my blog. As I have learned to navigate my blog, with trial and error, I am highlighting specific salsa recipes that I love!
This Is As Basic As It Gets!
Why boil when you can roast your ingredients? It’s how I first learned to prepare a basic salsa verde. Everything in the pot, boil, blend, season and cook! Choose your favorite cooking method, favorite peppers, favorite spices and make it your own. I have a favorite roasted version too. Adding that to the blog soon!
Have You Enjoyed Some Fried Cheese Tacos?
That’s right, I did say fried cheese! For as long as I can remember, I have enjoyed the popular Mexican cheese, queso panela! It’s a semi-soft cow’s milk cheese that is often served sliced on the side of a plate of food. But, did you know you could fry it in a little oil and the results are this crispy exterior with soft interior. What a treat! You can enjoy the fried queso as a taco filling or add it to your favorite warm salsa or soups.
This Salsa Recipe Is So Easy To Prepare!
If you are very passionate about roasting your salsa ingredients, then you should do that. I grew up on simple boiled salsa recipes and I enjoy them too.
Salsa Verde For Chilaquiles And More!!
This jalapeño salsa verde is perfect for chilaquiles! Also delicious on enchiladas, burritos, tamales, taquitos dorados! You name it!
Spicy Jalapeño Salsa Verde
- Sauce pan
- mason jars
- 4-5 large tomatillos
- 6 extra large jalapeños
- 1/4 white onion
- 3-4 cloves of garlic
- Big Handful of freshly washed cilantro or , to taste
- Salt to taste
- After removing the husk from the tomatillos and the stems from the jalapeños, rinse them under cool water. Transfer peppers, tomatillos, onion and garlic to a sauce pan. Cover with water. Bring up to a light boil at medium heat.
- Once it comes up to a boil, reduce the heat slightly and continue cooking for 10-12 minutes or until the tomatillos turn color most of the way. Don't let the tomatillos tear open or the results may be a bitter tasting salsa.
- Remove the pot from the heat and let it sit for 15 minutes.
- Drain out 3/4 of the water from the salsa ingredients. Transfer everything to the blender. Add fresh cilantro and salt, to taste. Blend on high until smooth!
- Transfer the blended salsa back to the sauce pan and heat to medium. Once it begins to simmer, stir as needed. It should be a light simmer, not a rapid boil. Continue cooking for 10 minutes. Taste for salt. Pour into glass mason jars and seal tightly. Let salsa cool on counter top then refrigerate for up to ten days.