A Brit, a Yank and a Kitchen

Tuesday, April 17

Grilled Tuna with Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde

I'd never cooked with tomatillos until last night... theyve always been an enigma to me... little tomato looking things... wrapped up in a delicate paper skin.

Turns out they are quite tart.... but when combined with something sweet, like honey... you have a pleasant sweet and tart action going on.

We were really happy with this one... alot of work for a week night.. but there is enough of the salsa left over to have with something else.

First you start with a marinade-

1 medium sweet onion
3 cloves of garlic
.5 cup tightly packed cilantro
1 jalepeno (seeded if you want... we dont hehe)
2 T honey
2 T olive oil
1 T cumin
juice from 1 lemon
salt and pepper to taste

Throw all that into a food processor and blend until smooth. Cover the tuna with it and let marinade for 1-2 hours.

Meanwhile... roast the following for 30 mins-
1 lb tomatillos, peeled and rinsed
2 jalapenos (again.. if you want.. seeded)
3 cloves of garlic
1 shallot

throw it all into a food processor and blend.. then add:
.5 cup cilantro
.5 cup white wine
2 T honey
salt and pepper to taste

Blend until smooth.

Pour into a saucepan and simmer for 30 mins.

While that is simmering... remove the fish from the marinade and grill.
Serve with the salsa spooned over the top. We had this with some Spanish red (brown) rice.


Blogger wheresmymind said...

I've been eyeing making some tomatillo salsa for EVAH!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Truffle said...

I've never cooked with tomatillos but your post makes me think it's about time. Looks wonderful :)

5:24 AM  
Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Oh! I read you post 1 day too late! I made salsa verde last week and didn't know what to do with it, so I bought some tortilla chips and now it's all gone.

6:38 AM  

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