I've been spending a lot of time thinking about and working on marriage equality recently. Enough so that at last night's dinner party I stepped out for a phone call on the topic for about half an hour. (Did I mention I was throwing the dinner party?) Anyhow, the latest news on that:
But this isn't a post about marriage, I was going to talk about food! Last night's dinner party had a Mexican theme, and my friend Michael came over to help me cook all afternoon. Everything on the menu was made from scratch (and where we could, we bought everything at the local greenmarket.)
And just in case someone wants to make nuclear-hot salsa verde, here's how I did it (the recipe is loosely based on ones I found online.)
Nuclear Salsa Verde
Unwrap and simmer one pound tomatillos in boiling water for about 5 minutes. (They should darken in color.) In a food processor, combine the tomatillos, 1 handful chopped onion, 1 handful chopped cilantro, 1 tbsp lime juice, a pinch of sugar, 1 habanero pepper, and 1 serrano pepper. Chill in the refrigerator.
It's a pretty simple recipe, although it's a bit too spicy. Last time I made it, I used half a habanero and 1.5 pounds of tomatillo, and it wasn't nearly spicy enough. Next time I'll definitely tone it down a bit, but I was looking to make something very hot, and it's almost there. I'm thinking that 1.5 pounds of tomatillo with that much pepper is probably the right answer.
(If you really need exact numbers in your recipes, where I said "handful" substitute "1/3 cup", but I didn't measure exactly.)