My brother Andy worked for a mid-size industrial chicken farm for many years until it was bought out by a Gargantuan Farm. He started at the bottom, catching chickens and tossing them into metal crates in preparation for delivery to their final destination, so to speak. My bro gleaned a lot from his colleagues during that time. Not only did he become fluent in Spanish, he also learned to prepare truly authentic Mexican food. He’s been sharing those culinary principles with my sister and I, and we’ve been facebooking them for you!
The following recipe is for one version of Salsa Taqueria, also known as taco sauce to us gringos. It incorporates the smoky garlic chili paste I demonstrated in an earlier post (frankie makes smoky garlic chili paste on facebook). I’m using tomatillos in this version, but you can also use juicy red tomatoes.
You will need:
1/4 cup of smoky garlic chili paste
6 – 8 whole tomatillos
1 jalapeno (optional)
Slice tomatillos in half and lay, cut side down, in a baking dish.
Place oven rack about 6 inches below broiler element and broil tomatillos until they begin to blacken - a few minutes.
Transfer tomatillos to a food processor and add 1/4 cup of chili paste.
Blend. Add some salt (and maybe some of that jalapeno) to taste.
To see the full instructional photo album, please go to: frankie's taco sauce on facebook