Avocado-Tomatillo Sauce



Makes 2 1/2 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


5 tomatillos, husked and quartered
2 serrano or jalapeño chiles, seeded
1 cup water
1 shallot, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
1 ripe avocado, coarsely chopped
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 cup butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Combine tomatillos and next 4 ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer about 30 minutes.

Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a container, reserving 1/2 cup liquid. Place tomatillo mixture and reserved liquid in a blender. Add avocado, cilantro, and lime juice; process until smooth. Transfer to a saucepan, and heat until warm. Gradually whisk in butter, salt, and pepper until well blended.

Pat Herron,

Coastal Living

May 2008
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