Well, maybe not ever, but pretty damn good! This salsa is super easy and super delicious on tacos, with chips, or pretty much anything….maybe not on ice cream….
The best part is the delicious charring you get on the chiles and tomatillos, and you don’t even need a fancy grill!
5 Medium Tomatillos -Peeled but Whole
2 Jalapeños -Whole
3 Cloves Garlic-Peeled
1/2 t Ground Cumin
Salt To Taste
Start by getting a sauté pan hot (NO OIL) on the stove. Throw the tomatillos and chiles in the pan and let them sear the skin for a good 4 minutes before you flip them on high heat. Give the same ammount of time on the other side. Repeat one more time for each side then add your garlic cloves and cover the pan with a lid to help steam the tomatillos. Once they turn to the dirty brown green, you can take them off the heat and throw all of it into the blender cup. (Actually I rough chopped the garlic at this point just to be safe). Everything that went in was cooked and had nice black and brown char over most of the surface. Then I added some salt and the cumin. BLEND!!! Once it is all delicious and smooth, you could stop there, BUT WAIT….THERE’S MORE!! I cooled it down a little in the freezer (just to make sure I didn’t cook the avocado and lime juice….it sort of tastes gross when you do) then I scooped out a ripe avocado, and dropped it into the blender cup and blended it up! To be safe, I added the juice of 3/4 of a large lime. I also checked for final seasonings. The end result was delicious and creamy, but spicy and bad ass. This stuff lures you in with it’s smooth texture, but it has an awesome kick. I saw someone make it at a barbeque this spring, and I made a mental note to steal it for myself. Finally, I was not dissapointed!
Sidenote: In the background you can see the beginnings of my first craft project that I have deemed fit for my cooking blog. I will justify it when I post. Let’s just say I have found a loophole…