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Tomatillo Sauce (Salsa Verde)
EatingWell Test Kitchen
“This versatile, spicy green sauce is made with tomatillos; it goes well with beef, pork, poultry and fish. And, of course, you can spoon it over a couple poached eggs sitting on corn tortillas and melted cheese to make a mean green version of huevos rancheros.”
1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed (about 16 small)
3 fresh hot chiles, such as jalapeño or serrano, stems trimmed
1 small onion, quartered
2 cloves garlic,peeled
1 tablespoon canola oil
½ teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican
1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
¼ teaspoon salt
1Place tomatillos and chiles in a saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil and simmer until tomatillos are very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain.
2Pulse onion and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the drained tomatillos and chiles and process until smooth. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the tomatillo mixture and oregano. Cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture darkens and thickens, about 10 minutes. Stir in broth and return to a simmer. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 20 minutes. Season with salt and let cool to room temperature.
Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Note: Tomatillos are tart, plum-size fruits that look like small, husk-covered green tomatoes. Find them in the produce section near the tomatoes. Remove outer husks and rinse well before using.