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Dairy Free Tomatillo Cream Sauce

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Green salsa has to be one of my favorite things in the entire world. Make it a cream sauce and it can go on just about everything.  This one is dairy free, creamy and tangy all at the same time. Use it on stuffed peppers, on top of a frittata, on a tuna cake, it could even be a salad dressing. It is that good!

 

Ingredients
6 tomatillos
3T cashew cream
1/2 raw serrano chile (with or without seeds, depends on how spicy you like it)
Salt to taste

Method
If you bought the tomatillos still in their husks, remove them and give the tomatillos a good wash. Then place them in a small saucepan and add just enough water to cover them. Bring to a boil over medium heat and gently boil until the tomatillos change color, from a bright green to a more subtle green. About 5-10 min. Once cooked through, using a collated spoon remove the tomatillos from the water and put into a blender, add the 3T of cashew cream, the serrano chile and a pinch of salt. Blend until smooth. Give it a good taste, if you like it creamier add more cashew cream, saltier add more salt.

Roasted Salsa Verde

Tangy Roasted Salsa Verde. It is a very versatile condiment. In this case I used it for a dipping sauce for grilled shrimp. Other uses are to top tacos, fajita bowls, on eggs or just as a dip. I love to roast the tomatillos, serrano chilies and the garlic to give it an added depth of flavor.

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Ingredients

2 lbs of tomatillos

2 serrano chilies

1 garlic clove

1/2 tsp salt

handful of cilantro about 1/4 c

1/2 medium yellow onion

 

Method

Heat your oven to Broil. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil While the oven is heating wash the serrano chilies, and remove the husk from the tomatillos and wash them to remove the sticky feeling. Place the garlic clove (skin on), tomatillos and serranos on the lined cookie sheet. Broil for 15 minutes or until the skins start to blacken and blister. Using thongs, flip the tomatillos, garlic and serranos over and broil another 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them cool.  While they are cooling, place the onion, cilantro and salt in a food processor or blender.  Mix together. Then peal the serrano chilies and garlic and bled them into the onion, cilantro mix. Finally add the tomatillos and blend. Add more salt if needed and serve. Store in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator.