Green chile season makes me a little crazy. I want to add green chile to everything! Thus I must make a batch of green chile salsa. I want to use tomatillos, which are very interesting fruits that resemble a green tomato. They are pretty tart so I have decided to roast this salsa to sweeten it up a bit.
Green chile (~8 strips)
Onion (1 medium)
Garlic (1 tbps)
Salt (~1 tsp)
Pepper (~.5 tsp)
Oil (2 tbsp)
Cilantro (~1/4 cup)
Chop everything up coarsely, add to a baking pan, season and toss with the oil. Preheat oven to 400 F and roast. My tomatoes had a lot of water content so I ended up roasting this batch for almost an hour, turning everything every 20 minutes.
Notice that there are no chiles in the pan. While I am roasting these lovely vegetables, I am peeling my green chiles (see green chile recipe).
Once done, combine roasted vegetables, cilantro, and green chiles into a blender and puree. The only thing this salsa is missing is a squeeze of lime but I’m too tired to go back to the store!
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