Bottom line is that this is an amazing green salsa! It goes good with a basket of chips, on a taco, or in some migas. Anything you use it on, aside from a bowl of cereal, will be made better by this sauce. Depending on the kind of peppers you use, how thoroughly you de-seed the peppers, how long you grill them, etc, you can have complete control over how this verde sauce tastes and how hot it is. Here is a general outline of what you may need:
- Tomatillos (essential)
- Serrano Peppers
- Jalapeno Peppers
- Anaheim Peppers
- Poblano Peppers
- Spices (onion, garlic, whatever you think sounds good, etc)
- Some source of vinegar (I use the vinegar from a large can of pickled peppers – but you can simply use white vinegar)
- A grill (or broiler)
- Bag o’ chips for some taste testing
- A cool beverage (a margarita made with Republic Tequila does the trick quite well) to cool off your flaming tounge
Now, de-seed some or all of your peppers, depending on how spicy you want it (leave tomatillos whole), and just grill the heck out of those peppers and tomatillos (the more you char them, the smokier the salsa will taste – don’t be scared, smoky es bueno). Throw them in a blender and blend them up! If it’s too runny for you you can throw the entire mixture in a pot and boil it down a bit; if it’s too thick, add more vinegar or tomatillos, either will thin it out.
There you go. Easy, simple, and incredibly delicious. And, please, get creative. I made three batches today. One similar to what I explained above, one with some habenero peppers for a little kick, and one with some organic mango mixed in for a sweet twist on this fantastic recipe. Make it your own! That’s the fun part.
cut t-shirt in 3/4 inch horizontal sections. Once you’ve got all the sections cut, pull tightly on ends where side seams are, so the t-shirt pieces curl. When you have done this to all of them, double loop them and line up all the t-shirt seams at the top. Take one piece and tightly loop it around the back to tie all the pieces together. Tuck the loose end under and twist the necklace to how you like it and there you go!!!
It’s quick and fun!
SPICED PARTY NUTS
2 c. pecan/cashews/peanuts/almonds..(feel free to mix them up too)
2tsp. garlic powder
2tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. seasoning salt such as Lawry’s
1 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (this is to taste, so if you like the heat…add a bit more!)
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 tsp. liquid smoke
Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Melt butter and combine the Worcestershire sauce, butter and liquid smoke in bowl. Add the pecans and stir to coat. Combine the onion powder, garlic powder, seasoning salt, sugar and cayenne. Sprinkle over the nuts and stir to coat nuts evenly. Spread the nuts in a single layer on the baking sheet and bake until nuts are try and toasted, 30-40 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.
These are great for a quick party snack or put them in a jar, tie a bow and give it to someone as a friendly gift!