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Salsa Verde, Your My Only Friend…

22 Apr
Do you buy jars of El Paso green salsa? Then I want to reach through this computer screen and slap you. Salsa verde is inexpensive to make, and so fucking simple its a scam that you buy an 8oz jar for like $3. You can easily make 16oz for under $5.

Heres how:
7 Tomatillos
4 Jalapenos (I like it hot)
2 Serrano Peppers (I like it hotter)
1 White onion
1-2 cloves of garlic (optional)
Salt to taste
Cilantro (If you like it, I hate cilantro, and never add it to any of my cooking)

Unhusk and cleans the tomatillos and all your vegetables. Chop the peppers into thirds, removing the stem. Leave the seeds for heat, or not, up to you. The heat in most peppers is in the rib and seeds. Cut the onion in half, then into quarters, then cut those quarters in half. So officially 6 knife swipes.

Put the tomatillos, peppers and onion (and garlic, if using) in a small-medium pot, cover with water. Until the tomatillos are just bobbing. Bring to a boil on high heat, then turn down to medium, stirring occasionally, and let cook until onions are transparent and tomatillos have taken on a darker green color.

Let cool. I usually cook it first, then go run errands or take off to a yoga class. Or if your fancy and have a glass blender you don’t have to let it cool. Fancy pants. Using a slotted spoon, take out the veggies and blend until smoothed. Discard the water, or if your like me, save it to water your plants.

Return mixture to pot, and bring to a boil again, just for a few minutes. Add salt to taste and chopped cilantro if your using it.

I store the sauce in glass jars and put it in the fridge. You could can it, just do a boil seal, but I don’t make huge batches of it at a time, I typically make 3-4 cups at a time and I put it on everything, so for me, there is no need to heat seal it.

Everything tastes better with hot sauce.
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