This is a wonderful recipe that uses green tomatillos. Tomatillos are Mexican tomatoes that have a papery husk around them. They have a very distinctive lime flavor that is thirst quenching on a hot day. Try this with iced tea and good quality corn chips.
8-10 large, fresh green tomatillos, washed, husked, cored and fine chopped.
2 jalapeño peppers, stemmed and fine chopped with seeds.
2 garlic cloves, mashed
1/2 cup spanish onion, fine chopped
3 tbs. cilantro leaves, washed and fine chopped
1/2 to 1 tbs. salt
Drizzle of fresh-squeezed lime juice
Place the chopped tomatillos in a bowl and add the chopped peppers and spices. Go easy on the salt, and taste often, keeping in mind that the ingredients will blend together over time – so do not overcompensate. Generally, the mix will become hotter if left to stand a bit.
Stir ingredients well and let sit at room temperature for 1/2 hour. If the water content of the tomatoes separates out in the bowl after a while, drain the salsa by placing it in a fine screen basket or colander and then place back into bowl.