Fire-Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

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Recipe originally submitted to GBSFood by BabyArm, Submitted here by Lovelee. All typos and references to nonexistent pictures have been lovingly preserved.


After being inspired by all you cooking goons, I thought I would add my favorite salsa to the mix (pun intended).


Here's what you'll need:

  • 6 tomatillos (you can find them at any Mezzican supermarket or some large grocery chains)
  • 1 or 2 Serrano peppers (depending on spiciness)
  • Olive oil (or non-stick spray)
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 cup of FRESH cilantro
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • Food processor or blender


First thing you'll need to do is de-husk and wash those tomatillos. Also, wash the cilantro and Serrano peppers, too.

Next, cut them in halves, along with the garlic and onion. A good rough chop should do the trick. Don't forget to cut the stem off the Serrano pepper, genius.

Coat the grill pan with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray, throw your chopped veggies onto a grill pan (or stove top pan for those apt dwellers) and grill until blackened.

While the veggies are on the grill, we chop about one cup of FRESH cilantro.

Place the chopped cilantro in the food processor and lets go check on the grilled veggies.

DONE! It takes about five minutes or so depending on how hot the grill is. Hurry, bring them back inside, and don't burn yourself taking them off the grill (like I did )!

Dump all the veggies into the food processor. Add your lime juice, honey to the mix.

Seems like someone wants a free sample....

Fire up the processor and blend until smooth.

Serve with your favorite chips or add it to your tacos, enchiladas, eggs, or whatever.

Fat Bastard approves this salsa!

fake edit: The salsa turned out to be a bit mild so if you get small serrano peppers, you may want to use two. Enjoy!