Tomatillos are a large green South American berry that resembles a green tomato and comes in a husk with a sticky lining. They have a tangy and tart flavor that is amazing with rich foods because it cuts right through and brings balance.
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ tsp salt
½ cup cilantro
Juice of one lime
Husk and wash the tomatillos to remove the sticky film and quarter them. Half and seed the jalapeño pepper (or leave the seeds if you want more heat). Toss the Jalepeno, tomatillos and garlic cloves with the olive oil and salt and roast on a baking sheet in a 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until nicely roasted through.
Add cilantro and lime juice to the roasted ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
This sauce is excellent over eggs, arepas, fajitas or quesadillas. It also pairs beautifully with the Arepas in the next recipe!