Salsa Verde (Green Chile or Green Tomatillo Salsa)
I'll post this recipe as I got it from the web and then tell you the modifications that I made.
1. 2 large Anaheim Peppers (Chilies)
2. ½ pound Tomatillos (husked, rinsed, diced)
3. 1 ½ cup low-salt chicken broth (I want to leave this out)
4. 2 large green onions
5. 1 large serrano pepper (chile)
6. 1 large garlic clove
7. ¼ cup fresh Cilantro
8. 1 tbsp whipping cream
9. 1 tbsp lime juice (optional)
1. Flame roast the Anaheim chilies and Chop them.
2. Combine the tomatillos, broth, green onions, serrano chili, and garlic in medium saucepan
3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat
4. Reduce heat to medium-low
5. Simmer until mixture is reduced to 1 2/3 cups, stirring occasionally, about 18 minutes.
6. Transfer mixture to blender. Add Anaheim chilies, cilantro, and cream.
7. Puree until smooth.
8. Season salsa with salt and pepper.
9. Add lime juice, if desired.
(Can be made 1 day ahead. Transfer to small bowl; cover and chill. Rewarm before serving.)
1. I'm not a big fan of lime juice so I left it out.
2. I used roasted garlic
3. I'm not a huge Cilantro fan so I halved the amount.
4. I added about 1/2 medium red pepper, diced.
5. I prefer a rougher texture so I didn't puree it.
6. I'm trying to become a vegetarian so I left out the chicken broth. I found the taste quite good without it.
7. I fried the onions and serrano chiles in a light coating of olive oil first
8. Since I couldn't find fresh Tomatillos, I bought canned. Since they were already cooked, I cooked the other ingredients for about 10 minutes before adding the tomatillos. I suspect it wouldn't have made a difference though.
9. I used a mixture of green and red onions.
10. I cooked the sauce in the frying pan where I had fried the onions and Serrano peppers.
11. Since I'm lactose intolerent, I decided to use Masa Harina to thicken it instead of whipping cream. In retrospect, it's only 1 tbsp of whipping cream so I'll probably use that the next time.
12. I added about 1/4 tsp comino. (I think comino is the same thing as cumin so you could probably substitute cumin).