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    Tomatillo Sauce

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    20 mins

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    10 mins

    ChipotleChick's Note:

    From Rick Bayless, 'Authentic Mexican.' There's nothing like a good, fresh tomatillo sauce! Great on grilled chicken! If you want a really hot salsa, don't seed the jalapenos!

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    Serves: 3



    Units: US | Metric

    • 6 tomatillos, husked and rinsed or 1 (13 ounce) can tomatillos
    • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
    • 6 sprigs cilantro, chopped
    • 1/2 small white onion, chopped
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup water


    1. 1
      If using fresh tomatillos, boil in salted water to cover until JUST tender, about 8-10 minutes. Drain. For canned ones, just drain them.
    2. 2
      Place the tomatillos, cilantro, and onion in a blender or processor. Blend until coarsely pureed.
    3. 3
      Put in a bowl, and add 1/4 cup water or until it has reached a sauce-like consistency. Add salt, and let stand 30 minutes before using.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on October 05, 2006


      I used fresh tomatillos but did not add a jalapeno as loved the taste without it. I am sure it is delicious WITH the jalapeno. I used your sauce in place of a can of green chilies, adding a 1/4 cup to the recipe I was making. Absolutely delicious! We even used the sauce as a topping with sour cream after the dish was baked. I have really just discovered tomatillos (grew some plants this summer) and can't believe what I have been missing. Love how easy your recipe is to make and will be making lots of your sauce in the future. Thank you for posting. M.Joan

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    • on November 18, 2007


      very easy to make and very tasty too

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    • on March 10, 2013


      I made this sauce today and it was great. I added a Serrano instead of the jalape?o to give it a bit more kick and I added a pinch of garlic. I used half of the sauce as a chicken marinade and the I used the other half to baste the chicken when it was on the grill. Excellent recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tomatillo Sauce

    Serving Size: 1 (109 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 3

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 28.8
    Calories from Fat 6
    Total Fat 0.7 g
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 391.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 5.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 3.4 g
    Protein 0.9 g

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