This Habanero Tomatillo Salsa is excellent with steak, chicken, fish, tacos, tostadas, burritos and even tortilla chips if you’re daring enough. Excellent salsa!
Habanero Tomatillo Salsa
This Habanero Tomatillo Salsa has simple ingredients and is very easy to make.
However, let me forewarn you my foodie friends, if you do not like spicy salsas, maybe you should not make this one 🙂 As for me though, I do truly enjoy having some spice and heat in my food but also not where it is so overpowering that I will not enjoy or taste my dish.
Surprisingly, this salsa for me is not overpowering and a little of it goes a long way!
I find this salsa perfect for steak, fish and chicken. Of course you can also choose to enjoy it with some tortilla chips if you’re a little daring!
Tomatillos, originated in Mexico and were cultivated in the Pre Columbian Era. They are known as the Mexican husk tomato because of its outer husk and are a true staple in Mexican cooking.
They are used raw or cooked in a variety of dishes especially in salsa verde.
Interestingly enough, tomatillos keep well refrigerated for two weeks and freeze well kept whole.
Check out my Chilaquiles Verde with Chicken recipe made with tomatillos. One recipe that will certainly not disappoint you.
Habanero peppers are extremely hot and were once the hottest pepper in the world ranging at 100,000 to 350,000 units on the Scoville Scale. Today they are a little further down the Scoville Scale and the Carolina Reaper holds the title of the hottest pepper in the world at 2,200,000 SHU!
Unripe habaneros are green but come in a variey of colors, from orange, red, white, yellow, brown and even purple. They are believe to have originated in Mexico and currently grow in Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panama, Columbia and also in some parts of the states, Idaho, Texas and California. However, today the largest producer of habaneros is in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.
Today I also made Roasted Poblano Tacos and added this salsa to them and it just made my tacos that much more delicious…look for recipe in the next couple of days.
Update: Here’s the recipe for Roasted Poblano Tacos (Tacos Rajas Poblanas)
Buen Provecho foodie friends!
Habanero Tomatillo Salsa
- 2 lbs tomatillos husks removed and rinsed well
- 2 habanero peppers rinsed
- 1/2 Half onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Remove husks from tomatillos and rinse them well to remove stickiness from outer skin. Rinse habaneros. Add water to a small pot and over medium heat, boil tomatillos and habaneros for 10-15 minutes.
- Remove from pot and place tomatillos and habaneros in a blender after removing stems from habaneros. Blend for a few seconds until you have a chunky salsa. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Place salsa in a dip bowl. (Could refrigerate for 30 min if you would like) Chop onion and cilantro and top salsa with both.
- Serve with steak, chicken or fish. Use in tacos, tostadas or burritos. Or if you're a little daring, serve with some tortilla chips.
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