Alright folks, I am about to unveil my absolute favorite salsa. EVER. Don't get me wrong, I love a good fresh pico de gallo with chips or some mango salsa with my nachos every once in a while. However, THIS salsa is amazing on EVERYTHING. Quesadillas, burritos, tacos, chips, nachos, on a spoon. . . Just kidding about the last one. ;)
Every time Bountiful Baskets offers the Mexican Pack, I get SO excited because it has everything I need to make this salsa (not that I couldn't just pick everything up at the grocery store, but still. . .)
I totally spaced on the "ingredients" picture. Sorry!
Sweet and Spicy Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
10 Tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1 small Onion
2 cloves Garlic, unpeeled
1 Green Bell Pepper
1 Green Chile (I used an Anaheim Chile) ((Wait, is it Chili or Chile?))
3-4 Tbsps Brown Sugar
2 tsp Sugar
Cilantro! 1/4-1/2 Cup
Turn on your broiler.
Cut the tomatillos, peppers, onion and chile to about the same size. Toss them all in a large baking dish. I lined it with foil to make for an easier clean-up. Toss the garlic cloves in there too, still unpeeled.
Stick the pan under the broiler for 7-12 minutes, turning everything once or twice while they're cooking. The longer they are under the broiler, the more "roasted" they will be. Your salsa will have a deeper flavor the more it's roasted. I like it that way, but this time I wanted the flavor to be a little more "fresh."
As you can see, the stuff isn't too charred.
Extra notes: This particular recipe is a little mild. I mean, it definitely has some kick, but I also like to spice it up some more by just adding an extra jalapeno into the mix. For a little bit of a richer flavor, you can roast the veggies at 450 degrees for 30-40 minutes. I am not usually that patient though. :)