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!
Hi! I love Moe's tomatillo salsa and I asked about it one day. The manager told me the key was using canned tomatillos, not fresh. Then fresh garlic, onion, cilantro and jalapeno. I make it all the time now!
my boyfriend loves this sauce..he asked me to find a recipe similar to moe's..thanks for the post!www.nourishingintelligence.com
Thanks for your comments!WonderWoman: Glad you found me, I hope you and your boyfriend like the recipe!If you are unable to find Dr. Gonzo's Jalapenomash in your area, of course fresh jalapenos or diced canned jalapenos are fine.I appreciate any and all comments, thoughts, and/or suggestions! =)