Worth Your While: Salsa Verde


3 pounds tomatillos, husked, rinsed
2 small serano peppers, stem removed
5 small garlic cloves, peeled
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
¾ bunches fresh cilantro (no stems)
1/4 cup loosely packed fresh Italian parsley leaves
1/6 cup fresh mint leaves
3 T. sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt


Mix tomatillos and peppers in large saucepan. Cover with water. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer until soft, about 15 minutes. Occasionally roll the tomatillos around in the water so they cook evenly. Remove from heat; let stand 15 minutes. Drain.

Put all the ingredients, except vegetable oil and salt into a food processor and blend to your desired consistency.

Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add salsa and simmer for a few minutes until your desired thickness. Stir in kosher salt.

Recipe Credit: Cherry Tea Cakes

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