Verde Sauce

Coastal Living
Serve this sauce with any mild whitefish in corn tortillas for a casual taco meal.
Makes 3 cups


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2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/4 cups chopped onion
6 fresh tomatillos, husks removed and chopped
3 poblano chile peppers
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup tequila (optional)
1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
1/4 cup roasted, salted pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and next 3 ingredients; cook, stirring often until tender. Stir in broth and, if desired, tequila. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and cool 20 minutes.

Process tomatillo mixture in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides. Add remaining ingredients; process until blended.

Created date

May 2004