Hatch Green Chile Tomatillo Salsa
2 cups Hatch green chiles, peeled and seeded (click here for recipe)
1 1/2-2 cups tomatillos, rough chopped
1 bunch cilantro (bottom stems removed)
1 cup scallions, rough chopped
1 garlic clove, quartered
2 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
5 tablespoons Mexican crema
1 tablespoon tequila
juice of 1 lime
Market Street tortilla chips
- Place all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse to the desired consistency.
- Let the salsa chill for at least 1 hour and then serve with Market Street tortilla chips.
Upon arrival, I walked into the kitchen and said my hellos. All the food was dispersed on a large kitchen island. Starving, I threw down the dessert and beelined it to the salty dips. Guacamole, salsa and something with cream cheese.
I was happy with my options. However what stands out in my memory were the chips.There was a bowl, piled high with golden tortilla chips lightly dusted with a reddish hue. They tasted homemade and were covered with a salty spice combo. I scanned the table– bags of tortilla chips with name brand logos were scattered about, but these chips were like a city on a hill.I’m getting seconds on these before anyone else discovers how good they are.
And I did just that. Probably not the most polite form of food etiquette, but they were THAT good.
“So um, who brought these chips?” I started to ask my new friends.
We are going to be good friends, chips.
Now, when I go to a dinner party and see this familiar friend, I’m delighted.When I was developing Hatch Green Chile Tomatillo Salsa I first went to Market Street to pick-up my favorite tortilla chips. However, the recipe itself was still in its early stages and it needed something else– an element to balance all the tart tomatillo and lime flavors.
Wandering the store I came to the dairy section and Market Street’s selection of Mexican dairy products. Bingo. The salsa needed Mexican crema.I came home, unloaded the goods and started to chop and puree. The aroma that flowed from these fresh ingredients was a delight.
Hatch Chile Tomatillo Salsa, you were made for August and some of the tastiest tortilla chips I’ve ever eaten.
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