So she brought me 5 beautiful, fresh tomatillos. I hadn't really thought about what I would do with them, so I started looking for recipes. I was hoping to find something other than sauce, but I did not have much luck with that. I finally decided to try this recipe I found at A Thought for Food, a site well worth checking out as it is chock full of lovely recipes and breathtakingly beautiful photos.
I made the recipe pretty much as written, and I must say it was something of a revelation to me. It was fresh, tart, and spicy. It pretty much begged to be used with pork, so I bought a tenderloin at the Apple Market. I looked online for a roasting technique for the meat and found a good one, but I somehow failed to bookmark it so I regret that I can't link to it. But I can remember how I cooked it.
The sauce married well with the pork. I put the tenderloin on a foil-lined baking sheet, seasoned it, and then covered it with the sauce. I baked it at 375 deg. F. until an internal thermometer read 145 degrees, then let it rest before slicing into it. It was stupendously good.
I cannot recommend this salsa highly enough. It is fresh and spicy and so far goes well with everything I have tried. It is especially good spread over fish just before broiling.
Home Cookin Chapter: Spices Spreads Dips Sauces
4 to 5 medium tomatillos, husked and roughly chopped
1 bunch fresh cilantro, washed, dried and roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/4 cup toasted walnuts (any nuts will work)
1 jalapeno or serrano pepper, roughly chopped, seeds removed if
you prefer less heat
1/4 cup walnut oil (any oil will work)
juice of 1 lime
kosher salt, to taste
Place all of the ingredients except for the oil in a food processor with the blade attachment and process until well blended. With the motor running, add the oil in a fine drizzle and continue to blend to the desired consistency.
adapted from http://www.athoughtforfood.net/recipe-fettucine-with-tomatillo-and -cilantro-pesto/
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