The one salsa recipe that was always on the table waiting for me when I would visit home!
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 25minutes
Total Time 20minutes
10 tomatillosremove husk and rinse well
8-10 chile de arbol
1small white onionquartered
Juice of 1 keylime or 1 small limeoptional
salt to taste
¼ cupchopped cilantrooptional
Remove the husks from the tomatillos and rinse in lukewarm water. Add tomatillos, chile de arbol and onion to a saucepan. Cover with water and heat to medium. When it comes to a boil, reduce heat slightly and cook for 10 minutes.
Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tomatillo mixture to the blender. Season with salt. Blend on high for just a few seconds.
Pour salsa into a sauce pan and heat to medium heat. Just bring to a light simmer and cook the salsa for 8-10 minutes. Cooking the salsa helps remove the natural pectins in the tomatillos and keep your salsa from clumping up when refrigerated. Once salsa cools you could add in some chopped onion and cilantro. It's an option.
Notes: Many times, we would throw in a few chile serrano to the mix for more flavor to this deliclious salsa.