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Mexican Salsa Verde

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  Green anaheim chile/Poblano / pascilla chilies / canned mild green chilies 2 (Fresh, Mild)
  Serrano chili/Jalapeno chili / 1 teaspoon finely chopped canned hot green chilies / to taste 1 Small (Fresh Hot)
  Tomatillos/1 can, 13 ounce tomatillos, undrained 12 Small
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Onion 1⁄2 Medium, chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Cilantro sprigs 4
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Chicken stock/Chicken broth 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste

To handle fresh chilies, cover your hands with rubber or plastic gloves; after handling, do not touch your face or eyes.
If using fresh chilies, roast over an open flame or in an oven broiler until skins are dark and blistered.
Place in a paper or plastic food-storage bag; close top.
Set aside 5 to 10 minutes.
Peel blistered chilies.
Under running water, skins remove easily.
Cut in half; remove seeds and stem.
If using fresh tomatillos, remove papery husks.
Place in a medium saucepan.
Add cold water to cover.
Bring to a boil; reduce heat.
Simmer 5 minutes; drain.
Do not drain canned tomatillos.
In a blender or food processor fitted with a metal blade, combine peeled fresh or canned chilies, cooked or canned tomatillos, onion, garlic and cilantro, if desired.
Process until smooth.
Heat oil in a heavy saucepan.
Add chili mixture; cook over medium heat about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Stir in stock or broth.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Partially cover; cook over low heat 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 411 Calories from Fat 196

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g34.3%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g16.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 7.2 mg2.4%

Sodium 754.3 mg31.4%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.4%

Dietary Fiber 10.4 g41.6%

Sugars 25.6 g

Protein 12 g24.2%

Vitamin A 26.1% Vitamin C 184.6%

Calcium 7.8% Iron 21%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Mexican Salsa Verde Recipe