I absolutely love Tobasco’s green hot sauce! You know, the expensive stuff that comes in a tiny bottle, gets used up really quickly, and is NOT ORGANIC??! 🙂 I’ve always wanted to try making it myself, since the ingredient list is basically jalapenos, vinegar, and salt (plus a thickener and preservative-ew!).
I’m also always slightly disappointed at the lack of fresh flavor in canned salsa verde which I use for homemade Chicken Enchiladas.
Inspired by the fresh tomatillos, hot peppers, and onions in my Local [Fresh Produce ]Box, I decided to attempt a green sauce that combines the spicy, tangy flavor of green Tobasco but also has the fresh flavor and thick consistency of salsa verde. The result; EASY and DELICIOUS!! You HAVE to try it!!! Ya just [coarsely] chop everything and throw it into a blender!
7 small-med. sized hot peppers
1/2 med. sweet onion
1 garlic bulb (5-6 cloves)
2 t. salt
1. Peel the husks off the tomatillos, rinse, and cut in half.
2. Cut the ends off the hot peppers and cut in half lengthwise
(no need to remove seeds or pith if you like it spicy!).
3. Cut the onion half into 2 chunks.
4. Smash garlic cloves with side of knife and remove skins.
5. Toss all ingredients into blender and blend on high for 2 minutes or until it looks smooth.
Serve with tortilla chips, eggs, tacos, as a topping for enchiladas or taco salad, burritos, etc. . .