In my haul from Fairview Gardens this week I got a whole pound of green tomatillos. What strange little buggers. I have never, ever purchased or cooked one. Shame on me.
On the other hand, I always opt for green salsa at a salsa bar because my taste buds are cowards. So in keeping with my "manna approach" to life (i.e., I want to accept what is given to me, rather than be focused what I think I need or want), I made my own green salsa today.
After a little persistent googling I found a recipe that I knew I could handle. It was embarrassingly easy. I am a convert to these little aliens vegetables. This salsa is G-O-O-D. I poured it all over an omelette tonight for dinner. I plan on using it soon again on homemade chile rellenos (stay tuned for that recipe) in a couple of days too.
WIMPY WHITE GIRL SALSA
- 2 pounds tomatillos, husked and cut in half
- 3 green tomatoes, chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 mild chile peppers, chopped
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 5 sprigs cilantro, chopped
- 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/4 cup garlic powder to taste
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Place the tomatillos, tomatoes, oil, chili pepper, shallots, cilantro, vinegar, garlic powder, and salt in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the tomatillos have softened. Pour into a blender, and puree until smooth. Chill and serve.
During my camping trip last week I read My Life in France by Julia Child, which was one of the books the film adapted. If you want to continue, and expand, the way you felt after watching this movie, READ THIS BOOK. I could not put it down. It is simply wonderful. I do not aspire to be Julia Child and I will never have more than one recipe per week on this blog. But I was enchanted by this fascinating woman who didn't find her "life's calling" until the middle of her life. Hmmm....