Tomatillo Salsa

This tangy salsa is wonderful with grilled beef, chicken or pork.

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  • Servings: MAKES ABOUT 3/4 CUP

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  • 4 tomatillos, husked and rinsed
  • 2 unpeeled large garlic cloves
  • 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt

How to make this recipe

  1. Light a grill or heat a medium cast-iron skillet. Grill or sear the tomatillos and garlic over moderate heat until the tomatillos have blackened and the garlic has softened, 7 to 8 minutes for the tomatillos and 12 minutes for the garlic. Peel the garlic and transfer to a food processor. Add the tomatillos, chipotle and sugar and puree until smooth. Season with salt and serve.

Make Ahead

The salsa can be refrigerated for 1 day. Let return to room temperature before serving.

Contributed By Published June 1999

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