Cooking with Tomatillos

How do you freeze tomatillos? What is the best way to cook tomatillos?

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TOMATILLO SALSA

2 cloves garlic

1-1/2 tsp. salt

1 small white onion, coarsely chopped

2 or 3 or to taste Serrano Chiles, stems removed, cut into chopped pieces

1/2 lb. Tomatillos (6-8 average size) cut into fourths

6-8 sprigs Cilantro

1 ripe avocado

In food processor or blender, process garlic and salt to paste

Scrape down sides and add onion, chilies, Tomatillos and cilantro.

Process with on/off motion to make a slightly chunky puree

Scoop avocado into machine. Process to desired smoothness.

Serve and enjoy!!!

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Tomatillo Sauce

Tomatillos are those little things that have begun to appear in supermarket produce sections that resemble green tomatoes wrapped in brown paper. This unique and versatile sauce can be prepared with either canned or fresh tomatillos.

1 medium onion, finely chopped

3 or 4 cloves garlic, minced or put through a garlic press

2 tablespoons cooking oil

1 14-ounce can tomatillos, drained, OR 1&frac; cups fresh tomatillos, husks removed, chopped

1 7-ounce can chopped green chilies

1 fresh jalapeño, seeded, stem and veins removed, finely chopped

&frac; teaspoon sugar

salt to taste

1 tablespoon water

1 medium green tomato (optional)

The juice from a whole lime

Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil until the onion is clear. Add the tomatillos, chilies, jalapeno, and green tomato (if using), and pour the entire mixture into a blender or food processor. Pulse to make a coarse purée.

Return mixture to pan. Add the sugar and salt, and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes until sauce is thick.

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