Monday, May 21, 2007

going [green]

with gas prices the way they are, i decided to stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution. we all need to be more environmentally conscious and do our part.

my part you may ask? i made my own homemade tomatilla salsa!

alright, so it didn't have so much to do with the environment and everything to do with the fact that since the last post i've been craving that savory, salty, sapid, somewhat spicy, sauce.

honestly i haven't been able to shut up about it. most conversations in the past couple of weeks, no matter what the topic, i've somehow been able to include the phrase, "have you ever had tomatilla salsa, you should, it's amazing!" as repetitive and boring as this my sound, it did lead to a certain someone stating the fact that there was indeed a tomatilla salsa recipe in the cookbook they had given me for graduation. aside from the fact that it made me look like i hadn't perused this cookbook at all, it led to a splendid idea. i wouldn't bow down to some corporate salsa, i would make my own!

i read the directions, gathered the ingredients, armed myself with a food processor, and set to work. it was amazing. i was like a german bobby flay, cooking and dicing! i'm telling you, this was much more exciting then anything i've ever done on the george foreman! after mixing it all together and letting it set in the fridge for a day, i unveiled it at our weekly [office/grey's] watch party. it was a hit. the only criticism that came was the fact that it was too spicy, however i fell that this comment lost all validity when i saw "said" person scraping the bowl clean with half a tortilla chip.

if interested try it out:

12 tonatillos peeled
12 serrano peppers, de-stemmed
1 medium onion (quartered)
1 bunch cilantro

1 lime juiced

boil onion, tonatillos and serrano peppers for ten minutes. put in blender and chop fine. add a bunch of chopped cilantro and the juice of one lime.

for a very relaxed evening, i recommend serving with wilco's new album, "sky blue sky" playing softly in the background.


Anonymous said...

mmmm! fresh veggies! looks delicious!
and...what is "corporate salsa"?...


Helen E said...

Please tell me you don't have a matching chip/dip serving set. Please tell me you don't.

Anonymous said... i tried it earlier this week, you rock so was amazing. thanks for the q-up!

Anonymous said...

perhaps i shall give this a try as well...we missed you this weekend easy e

Kristen said...

Stumbled upon your site and really enjoy the way you express yourself. Had to comment about the matching salsa/chip container though - do you happen to remember where you bought it?