I have really been enjoying the Field-Goods packages I have been getting this year. It has forced me to try and use ingredients I don't normally try. One being tomatillos! Oh, I have had tomatillo salsa before, but I have never used a tomatillo in my life before I received them in one of my recent weekly treats.
At first I was thinking I didn't want to make a salsa. I thought to myself that I just wanted to try and find something different. Then, I decided that I wanted to make homemade flour tortillas.
I had some steak and started thinking steak fajitas. So the salsa is where I went. I found a recipe for Roasted Tomatillo and Garlic Salsa on allrecipes.com and decided that was the way I wanted to go with this salsa. I wanted that charred, smoky flavor to be infused into it.
This turned out absolutely delicious. I didn't have as much garlic as the recipe called for but I had 3 really large cloves and I felt that would be enough for me. At first I thought it was going to be too spicy after tasting it mixed up with just the peppers, tomatillos, garlic, salt and cilantro. The recipe called for an optional ½ cup of water (if needed). I decided it was needed. I added the water, gave it another whiz and then decided it needed a little bit of something else. So I added the juice of ½ lime. Perfection. I LOVED the flavor and it was excellent on my steak fajita!
Now I'm thinking of my next Field-Goods package and wondering what I may be getting that I can experiment with this coming week! Can't wait. 🙂
- 1 lb tomatillos, husks removed
- 3 large garlic cloves
- 3 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed
- 1 heaping tablespoon fresh cilantro paste
- ½ cup water
- juice of ½ lime
- 1 teaspoon salt
Store in sealed container in refrigerator.
Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 40 mins Yield: