Sunday, September 6, 2009

Cooking With Yvie: Tomatillo Salsa

Hello and welcome to another episode of Cooking With Yvie! I'm quite pleased to present this episode today for several reasons.

First, check out what Yvie made:

That's a mighty tasty Tomatillo Salsa! Wonderful recipe. It's actually my mother's recipe (Yvie calls her Mama in the show).

The recipe... the way my mom told it to me and the way I interpreted it...

Mom: You probably want about a pound or so of tomatillos (LB: 1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, skins removed)
Mom: Some garlic, you have to have some garlic (1-2 cloves garlic)
Mom: Salt, just put some salt in there, no pepper, but you need salt (one teaspoon salt)
Mom: You can put cilantro in with it or wait until after when you add the onion (3-4 tablespoons cilantro, chopped)
Mom: Just boil the tomatillos for about 10 minutes or so, they'll change color (rinse tomatillos, cover with water, bring to boil, reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 10 minutes until tomatillos have changed color)
Mom: Put everything in a blender (Drain water. Put tomatillos, salt, garlic, cilantro in blender).
Mom: Just a little in the blender, not too much because you want it chunky (Blend until chunky or smooth)
Mom: Oh yeah, then you need to add some onions and cilantro (Add 1/4 cup diced onion, 1-2 tablespoons chopped cilantro).

That's a rough transcript of our chat (it was actually in Spanish so I translated over the rough transcript).

Oh yeah, one other thing about today's episode. I added an actual introduction. I changed up the song and threw together a short slideshow to serve as the intro. Just figured I needed something in there, like a real intro. Let me know what you think.



Lissaloo said...

Yum, sounds great. The new intro is awesome :)

thrasherswife said...

Yum... I'll be right over with the Chips!!! Love the new look/sound. Another great one, Yvie!!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

I like the new intro, and love that you've shared a family recipe- yay, Yvie!!

Best Wishes, Marie said...

thanks for the demo. been trying to figure it out. i think adding the sebolla y cilantro crudos at the end is the thing that will make it punch for me. besos.

Willoughby said...

I love tomatillo salsa but I never knew how to make my own before. Thanks for showing me, Yvie! The new music and intro are great!

Crystal said...

I can't stop watching them! I haven't been on here much and look what I have missed!