Tomatillo Sauce with Chipotle Chiles

Salsa de Tomatillo con Chipotle

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    1½ cups

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Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

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This is an excellent dipping sauce for crudités or tortilla chips. The chipotle adds a smoky, intriguing note. You can use more chiles for a spicier sauce.



Place the tomatillos in a small saucepan, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, until they change color, about 5 minutes. Drain, reserving ½ cup of the liquid.

Place the chipotle chiles (with the sauce that clings to them) in a blender or food processor fitted with the steel