This is one of the optional topping for the Luxury Guacamole Bar
Recipe from Season 7, Mexico—One Plate at a Time
Set a medium (8-inch) nonstick (or foil-lined) skillet over medium-high heat. 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.
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. Scoop the onion into a strainer, rinse under cold tap water, shake off the excess and add to the bowl along with the chipotles. 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.
The recipe states to “Lay in half of the tomatillos cut-side down. When they are browned, 3 or 4 minutes, flip and brown the other side… Scoop the remaining tomatillos into a food processor and pulse several times until evenly chopped”
It never continues to say what to do with the other half. Are they to be put into the food processor raw?
Are we to really roast all of the tomatillos together at the start, as I would normally do?
Ok, mystery solved, because I had never heard of a raw tomatillo salsa. I’d been told time and again by my Mexican Grandmother to make sure to roast them always or you’d get stomach problems. Perhaps that was because of the water in Mexico, but as we are in California, it is another story. I thought the recipe was wrongly written, so my apology is here 🙂
Hello! It actually does, the raw half get processed in the food processor first while the roasted tomatillos cool. The second half (the roasted tomatillos) get added to the processor last.