February 1, 2014

Recipe - Fresh Tomatillo and Tomato Salsa


My dear daughter-in-law made a really fresh tasting salsa for us one winter when she and my son came up to Fort Wayne to visit us for Christmas.  Princess is a pretty easy going girl so she didn't complain when she had to process the ingredients in spoonful-sized batches since I didn't own a standard size food processor.  It was Christmas after all.  Her festive smile never faltered, not even when I couldn't find the stopper and she had to use her hand to cover the holes in the top of the plastic processor bowl.  That was the year I made a special drink in her honor, to sort of smooth things over.  It's called Crystal Meth and I'll give you that recipe another time.

Fresh Tomatillo and Tomato Salsa

Ingredients

4 to 6 tomatillos, husked and rinsed and cut into chunks
2 small tomatoes, cut into chunks and seeded
1 small red onion, quartered
3 or 4 jalapeno, serrano or other hot peppers, seeded and cut into chunks
4 cloves garlic, peeled
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 teaspoon salt

Procedure

Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse a few times to chop.  For best flavor, refrigerate for an hour or so.


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