Avocado

Tomatillo/Avocado Sauce

Last week in our picnic grove we hosted a tasting/ luncheon for our new NorCal sales team. Pulled pork tacos with a tomatillo/avocado sauce was the headliner. Over the weekend I used the sauce again; one time over scrambled eggs, and again as the base for a salad dressing. It’s a handy thing to have in a squeeze bottle in the fridge – and it goes quite well with Taft Street’s Sauvignon Blanc and Rose of Pinot Noir.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds tomatillos, husks removed, rinsed and halved
  • 1 white onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled 2 jalapeno peppers, stemmed and seeded
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • Salt and pepper to taste

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Place tomatillos, onion. Garlic and peppers in a greased pan and cook 25 minutes or so, until lightly charred. Remove from oven and cool.
  2. Combine all ingredients (peel the cooked garlic) in a blender and pulse until finely mixed.

 Season with salt and pepper. Serve as a salsa and more.

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