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Enchiladas con Salsa Verde
Enchiladas with Green Sauce or Enchiladas con Salsa Verde, recipe comes from south of the border (Mexico). Salsa Verde is to Mexican cuisine what tomato sauce is to Italian food. Salsa Verde is similar to red salsa, except that instead of using red tomatoes, it uses the small green tomatillos.
What are Tomatillos? Tomatillos are also called “tomate verde” in Mexico (which means green tomato) and are considered a staple in Mexican cooking. Tomatillo is a member of the nightshade family, related to tomatoes. It now grows everywhere in the Western Hemisphere and is common in Texas gardens. The fruit of the tomatillo is green and about the size of a large cherry tomato. The inside is white and meatier than a tomato. They grow to maturity inside of a husk. They can range in size from about an inch in diameter to the size of apricots. They are covered by a papery husk which may range from the pale green color of the fruit itself to a light grocery-bag brown. The husks are inedible and should be removed before use.
This recipe and photos are courtesy of Cynthia Detterick-Pineda of Andrews, TX.
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