I have been long obsessed with the tomatillo salsa at Moe’s. This is not the same, but it is fantastic, and therefore I must share.
Adapted from a Deen family recipe on foodnetwork.com:
1 lb tomatillos
1/2 smallish red onion, diced fine
1/2 cup cilantro (roughly a small handful)
1 clove garlic, smashed and minced
lime juice, sugar, salt and pepper to taste
2 spoonfuls of Dr. Gonzo’s Jalapenomash
remove husks from tomatillos, rinse well, cut in half
broil cut-side-down on a foil-lined sheet for 5 min or so until they just barely start to blacken
(meanwhile be chopping up your onion, garlic, and cilantro)
combine tomatillos, onion, garlic and cilantro in your food processor/blender of choice and pulse until everything is finely chopped and mixed well (I used my handy-dandy stick blender and more or less liquefied everything)
add a good pinch of sugar, a fair squirt of lime, and several pinches of salt, stir vigorously
stir in jalapenomash
taste. re-season as needed. (seriously. the original recipe called for 1 tablespoon of salt, but i’m fairly certain i used more than that.)
let everything sit for 1/2 hr to 1 hr so that the flavors can really develop.
I had this with pork carnitas, in refried black beans, and on chips. it was a verde night!