Salsa de Tomatillo Tatemada (Charred Tomatillo Salsa)

A taco would not be a taco without a good spicy salsa and this charred tomatillo salsa is the best!

Makes 2 cups of salsa

Time 30 min

Ingredients

  • 6 fresh tomatillos
  • 1 peeled white onion
  • 1 clove of garlic with skin on
  • 4 fresh jalapeño chillies
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 water
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<li><strong>Method</strong></li>
    Heat an old frying pan or a flat griddle at high heat.
    Place the tomatillos, onion, jalapeños and garlic with skin on the hot flat griddle. Make sure to turn them around to char them evenly.
    The garlic will take around 5 min to cook. Take it off and set aside.
    Once all the veggies are charred. Mash them on a molcajete or use a blender. If you use a blender, use the pulse option to get a chunky consistency. Add salt and coriander and give a quick pulse.
    Use some water if needed. The salsa has to be a bit runny.
    Perfect with some totopos (tortilla chips), tacos or with anything you fancy.

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Provecho! X

Puerco en Salsa Verde (Pork in a Green Sauce)

Hello there! It is been a while since my last post, but I have been very busy.

Today I am sharing with you a delicious recipe made with pork belly, tomatillos, jalapeños and lots of love! Puerco en Salsa Verde is one of my absolute favourite dishes ever, especially if you add some sort of greens, in this occasion, I added some spinach, which gives the dish a more satisfying flavour and you’ll feel good to see the green bits in it. Continue reading “Puerco en Salsa Verde (Pork in a Green Sauce)”

Tres Recetas Mexicanas con Verdolagas (Three Mexican recipes with Purslane)


Verdolagas or Purslane is a very famous vegetable in Mexico. It would have being one of the rarest vegetables I have ever seen, if it wasn’t for my father that used to eat them all the time, I remember, as a child, going to the countryside and look for watercress, purslane and other wild herbs that we could find in the wild, usually near to a brook, my dad was very good at identifying which plants could be eaten and he was always experimenting and creating lovely dishes. Continue reading “Tres Recetas Mexicanas con Verdolagas (Three Mexican recipes with Purslane)”

Puerco en Salsa Verde (Pork in Green Sauce)

  
Things always tastes better with a salsa and this is the case of pork shoulder! I bought pork shoulder in chunks and cook it in this amazing tomatillo salsa.

It is Friday, Fridays for me are for relaxing and that means cooking something quick and easy, but today I fancy that plus the wow factor on it, so I decided to cook this pork stew, in my family my mum loves this dish, she says that “pork just go with tomatillo salsa”.

Anyway, let’s start with the recipe!

Serves 4

Prep 20 min

Cook 30 min

Ingredients

  • 500 gr pork shoulder in chunks
  • 500 ml Salsa verde 
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil 

To garnish 

  • 1 roasted green pepper chopped into little cubes
  • 1 avocado cut in slices

Method

Prepare your  salsa verde according to the recipe that is in the blog.

After you have the salsa ready, heat a casserole dish and add the oil, then add the pork shoulder chunks, add salt and cook for 10 min, add the salsa verde and cook for around 20 more min or until the meet is tender.

Server it with some roasted green pepper cubes and slices of avocado and as a side dish you can have some red rice

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Enjoy!