March 23, 2010

Avocado Salsa Verde

I watched What Would Brian Boitano Make the other day on the Food Network and thought his recipe for green salsa looked pretty tasty.  So I gave it a try for dinner last night to go along with our shredded beef tacos...
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Ingredients:
2 poblano peppers
4 tomatillos
2 avocados, halved, pitted and diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 lime, juiced
1/4 bunch cilantro, leaves chopped
1 tablespoon white vinegar
Pinch salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Broil the peppers and tomatillos until they get brown and bubbly.  Turn the peppers every couple of minutes.  The original recipe didn't say to broil the tomatillos but l thought, why not!
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Steam the peppers under plastic wrap for 10 minutes, then peel skin and remove the stem and seeds.
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Add the peppers along with the remaining salsa ingredients to the blender.
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The final result:
It's kind of a mix between salsa verde and guacamole.  Yum!
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To complete our meal, I made Cilantro-Lime rice.  It's so good and so easy!  Just add the juice of one lime, a tablespoon or two of butter, and a lot of cilantro to cooked rice.  Mmmmmm....
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Throw in some seasoned pinto beans and you have a delicious meal!
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35 comments:

Mama Thompson said...

YUM...good call on roasting the tomatillos...Tyler Florence's ultimate enchiladas have you roast the tomatillos for his green sauce and it is so freakin' good. I am definitely gonna try this one:)

Alisa said...

That looks so incredibly yummy! We will definitely be making so of that! {It also makes me want to start my garden.....stinky snow!}

Brenda said...

I've never worked with tomatillos before but I really like the flavor

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Now I really am starving to death after seeing this recipe!! It looks delicious and so healthy.

alissa said...

Emily - A mix between salsa and guacamole? I'm in! I want to try this soon!

Katie said...

This looks great! I love anything with avacado in it!

Sandy said...

Oh, so yummy. And I love poblano peppers. They are the BEST :)

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Katie said...

That is so funny you are a dental assistant on a break...I am too! Well, I have one and a half weeks to go and I will be done with my job! I work in pedo, and while it is fun, it takes a lot out of you!

MrsJenB said...

Ooooh...that looks great!

Jane said...

This looks really good. Your pictures really made everything look so tasty!!
Jane

Debbie said...

Emily that looks fantastic! I love guac, cilantro, all you have there, YUM!

Sherrie said...

I saw the show and downloaded the recipe. I thought it would be good to serve with roasted shrimp as a green shrimp cocktail.

Michelle said...

I followed the link from Wendy's blog. I'm practically drooling over your pictures!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I printed it out to try. :)

Prior said...

Yum! No wonder your Braggin' Thanks for recipe and pics. Lezlee

Vicki B said...

Oh - this looks so good! I will certainly try this! All those tasty ingredients you can't go wrong!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

It looks absolutely incredible! My mouth is watering and it's 8:30 in the morning, but I tell you that, if I had some of that here, I would eat it now. You took some beautiful pictures too, which makes it even more appetizing. Thank you for linking this outstanding recipe to the boardwalk Bragfest!

Sheri said...

Oh that looks wonderful! I've always wanted to work with tomatillos but just haven't done it yet!

Nicole R.J. said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm glad I'm not alone with silicone pan issues! *lol*

Drooling over your recipes... I don't think I could find some of the main ingredients on this one up where I am, but yum! It looks delish!

Sherry said...

Oh, wow! This looks fabulous! I'm making pork tostadas this weekend and this would be great for them. :D

julie said...

Love your post. It all looks so good I can almost taste it. I love simple goodness like this.
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Wendy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE anything with avocado ~ 5 sitting here right now ☺! Can't wait to try this.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Amazing looking food and photos.

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Condo Blues said...

I just finished dinner and after reading your post, I'm hungry all over again! Looks yummy.

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Oh Yum!! I am hungry now! LoL
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Bella said...

Mmmm I love cilantro lime rice & I've gotta try the salsa in looks great! Bella

Hootin' Anni said...

Mmmmm, my sister in law is of Mexican American descent and she taught me how to cook authentic Mexican food years ago....I think the key ingredient is cliantro...but it's an acquired taste.

I love Mexican food. This looks so yummy.

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Tricia said...

This is fantastic! I am going to include a link to this post in my Inspire My Saturday Post today. Thanks so much for sharing.

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Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

My mouth is watering and it's not even lunch time yet! I think I will make this tonight.

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Laura said...

This looks delicious. I love that show!

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Sandy said...

I just love tex/mex and want to thank you for the recipe.. this sounds wonderful!
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Rachelle said...

YUM!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that looks so good! I'm bookmarking this so I can try it!

Natalie Catherine said...

wow this looks amazing!! my husband would loveeee this.

Adventures of a CrAzY LaDy! said...

This looks SO yummy! Can't wait to try it!