Chipotle restaurant, anyone no how to make the green salsa???

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by jen5680, Jan 19, 2011.

  1. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    I am crazy over this salsa!! I think it is made with tomatillos but I have never worked with them b4.
    Does anyone have this recipe?
    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2011
  2. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    ok first chipotle isn't green (at least none that I have ever seen, but i have been wrong before [​IMG]

    but if you want to make Salsa Verde which is green here's how I do it

    In a blender:
    1 white onion (quarterd)
    1 avocado (peeled, pitted & halved)
    1 bunch of cilantro (chopped)
    about 6 tomatillos (peel them & dunk in boiling water first- quarterd)
    1 fresh jalepno (cut the stem off)

    a dollop of oil
    a tad bit of vinegar
    some salt

    Puree until smooth . . . & your done

    If you wanted that smokey flavor of chipotle you could flame roast the jalepeno . . . and/or the other vegis I suppose . . . probably would taste great
     
  3. lxlzbaca

    lxlzbaca Out Of The Brooder

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    Ya, I agree with KatyTheChickenLady, chipotle isn't green. You are probably thinking of tomatillo salsa. KatyTheChickenLady gave you a grood recipe & you could even add some small diced cucumber. It gives salsa a "fresh" taste.
     
  4. magoochie

    magoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you talking about the green chili salsa at the Chipotle restaurants?
     
  5. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think so, but the other comments made me laugh, lol.
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    Chipotle Grill Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa:

    2 medium tomatoes, quartered
    6 medium tomatillos (use 12 if they are very tiny)
    1 small red onion, quartered (for a milder taste use a vidalia onion)
    2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
    2 jalapeno peppers (seeded, roasted (or broiled)
    2 limes, juice of
    1/4-1/2 cup fresh cilantro
    2 tablespoons ground cumin
    1 pinch red pepper flakes (add more if more heat is desired)
    1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    1 teaspoon Tabasco chipotle pepper sauce (more for a hotter salsa)
    sea salt (to personal taste)
    fresh ground pepper (to personal taste)

    Directions:prep Time: 15 mins
    Total Time: 15 mins
    Combine the above ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until desired consistency is reached. I gave it about 4 pulses to reach a small sized chunk, perfect for scooping, pulse until it's the consistency you want!
     
  7. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Quote:Yes!!!
     
  8. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant wait to make both of these recipes! Thanks!
    Now * melting 8 inches of snow with eyes* Come on Spring!
     
  9. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guy is working on perfecting his green salsa, so we made a lot of versions!

    Among the things you can try is boiling the onion, garlic, tomatillos prior to blending, oven roasting or putting them under the broiler.


    FYI, tomatillo plants grew really well here, we just had a couple. This season I am going to plant a much larger section!

    Because they are in the tomato family, I have heard you do not want to plant they close to the tomatoes because they can cross pollinate and make for some funky non tomatoes/tomatillos. Not sure how true that is, but I am going to make sure they are not too close. They have pretty flowers and also need a good cage.
     
  10. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

    Jun 18, 2009
    SW Ohio
    Quote:The tomatillo I saw at the store were sooooo tiny!! I saw a cook on tv that had some and they were way bigger.
    I think it might be kinda neat to see what you would get if some of them cross pollinated???? Might be really interesting.
    I have heard that cooking all the ingredients in some olive oil makes it better b4 you blend it.
    Please share your best version if it's good!!
     

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