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Rick Bayless Tomatillo and Orange Salsa Recipe

Orange-Tomatillo Salsa

Orange-Tomatillo Salsa

From Rick Bayless

Rick Bayless Tomatillo and Orange Salsa Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 8 ounces (about 4 medium) tomatillos, husked and rinsed
    1/2 small red onion, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
    1 or 2 canned chipotle chiles en adobo, removed from the canning sauce, seeded and finely chopped
    2 small seedless oranges

Directions

  1. Set a medium (8-inch) nonstick (or foil-lined) skillet over medium-high heat. Use the aluminum foil to avoid a huge mess on the pan. Lay in half of the tomatillos cut-side down. When they are browned, 3 or 4 minutes, flip and brown the other side. Remove from the pan and cool.
  2. Scoop the remaining tomatillos into a food processor and pulse several times until evenly chopped—no pieces should be bigger than 1/4 inch. Scrape into a medium bowl.
  3. Scoop the onion into a strainer, rinse under cold tap water, shake off the excess and add to the bowl.
  4. Remove the chipotles from the adobo and cut them in half and remove the seeds. Chop finely.
  5. Without washing the processor, process the roasted tomatillos until smooth. Stir into the fresh tomatillo mixture. Using a small knife, cut the peel from the oranges. Cut sections (supremes) from the oranges by cutting between the white membranes to release segments with no white pith or membrane. Cut each segment into 3 or 4 pieces and stir them into the tomatillo mixture. Taste and season with salt, usually 1/2 teaspoon. Cover and refrigerate.

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

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