Monday, July 9, 2007

Sweet Tomatillo Salsa


I don't know if any of you remember a Mexican restaurant in Provo called Rosa's....anyway, they had the most fabulous tomatillo salsa. In fact, loved it so much, that when Jared proposed to me, he brought this salsa. So, I've been trying to recreate it, and here's what I've come up with. Pretty good if I do say so myself!

10 tomatillos, husked
1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small can diced green chiles
1/4 - 1/2 cup cilantro (depending on how much you like cilantro, i love it and say,the more the better)
2 tsps lime juice
3-4 tblspns brown sugar (depending on how sweet you like things, and again, for me, the more the better)
2 tsps white sugar
salt to taste

Place tomatillos in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to boil. Simmer until tomatillos soften and begin to burst, about 10 minutes.
Drain tomatillos and place in a food processor or blender. Add back to saucepan with remaining ingredients, except cilantro. Cook a short time, just until it boils. Remove from heat and stir in the cilantro.
I like it on chips, on tacos, burritos, etc.

7 comments:

Amy said...

This is exactly as I remember it - thanks for sharing!

Meagan Morgan said...

This is a great recipe and it tastes very much like the one from my favorite restaurant in Mesa AZ called Rosa's. It's a bit on the sweet side though and I didn't even use all the sugar it called for. I would also chill the salsa before adding the cilantro to keep it from wilting and dulling the taste. I meant to but was so eager to try it I added the cilantro too soon and now I'm waiting for it to chill and I will add more cilantro. I can't taste the 2 cups I did add.

Meagan Morgan said...

This is a great recipe and it tastes very much like the one from my favorite restaurant in Mesa AZ called Rosa's. It's a bit on the sweet side though and I didn't even use all the sugar it called for. I would also chill the salsa before adding the cilantro to keep it from wilting and dulling the taste. I meant to but was so eager to try it I added the cilantro too soon and now I'm waiting for it to chill and I will add more cilantro. I can't taste the 2 cups I did add.

Suzi said...

This is the best tomatillo salsa ever! Thanks for sharing.

April said...

I was looking for a sweet tomatillo salsa that resembled another restaurants--Laughing Planet. I'm going to give this a try! Thanks!

Spencer said...

I am going to give it a try. I am trying to find a salsa that resembles the Mild Salsa at Durango's in St. George. Hope this is it

Jamie said...

I went to a restaurant last night in Orem, UT called Milagros. Their Sweet Tomatillo salsa was heavenly. After reading their blog I found out they owned Rosa's back in the day. I have been craving their salsa since yesterday and have searched for a recipe like it. Thanks for sharing this. I have some made up and it is delicious!