I have to admit to a particular love for gravy and sauces. Which helped pack an extra 25 pounds onto my small frame. But I am here to announce my New Favorite Gravy, that is Good on Everything, and has only 35 calories in a half cup.
Mexican Salsa Verde! Even Husband likes it, and slathers it on chicken or fish with abandon.
Here's how you make it:
Take 6 Tomatillos
Husk them and rinse in cool water - their skin is a little sticky. Cut them in half and drop them in a saucepan. Add 3 Garlic Cloves that you've smashed and peeled, 2 or 3 jalapenos that you have sliced open and removed the seeds and ribs from.
Some recipes call for Serrano Peppers, but I love the zip from jalapenos...
Just crush and peel the garlic
No need to chop anything, you are going to put all this in a blender in a few minutes.
Rough chop and toss in half of a big Vidalia Onion
Add water to cover and put on stove - bring to a boil, then turn it down and simmer for about 12 minutes, or until Tomatillos are tender. Drain the mixture and set aside to cool down a little.
Chop the stems off a bunch of Cilantro, cut the bunch in half, and get your blender or food processor out. Put the slightly cooled mixture in the blender along with the Cilantro and a good pinch or two of sea salt. Blend until chunky-smooth, and pour it out into a bowl. That's it! Let it sit for an hour (overnight is even better) to allow flavors to develop, and then go to it.
I promise you, your mouth will be pleasantly surprised - it is a little tart, is piquant from the jalapenos, and has a subtle garlic back-flavor that complements everything we've put it on. Even on the forbidden (but once a month treat) of grilled red meat!
Enjoy with a vengeance, because even if you ate a whole cup, it is only 70 calories!
I'm going to make another batch while I wait for FedEx to arrive with my new/new/new Spoonflower Color Map. Third time HAS to be the charm...