A simple, hot smoky table sauce that is delicious with grilled meats.
You can also sprinkle it on tacos.
3 fresh tomatillos, husked and washed
2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
3 canned chiles chipotles, seeded
1/4 teaspoon salt
Lay a square of aluminum foil in a cast iron skillet set over medium
heat; set the tomatillos on top of the foil. Turn often until soft
and blackened in spots, about 10 minutes.
While the tomatillos are roasting, toast the garlic on an uncovered
spot on the skillet, turning frequently until soft, about 15 minutes;
cool, slip off the skin and chop.
Place the tomatillos, garlic, chipotles and 2 tablespoons water
in a blender container and puree. Scrape into a sauce dish, season
with salt, and stir in a little more water to give it a light, saucy
If a smokier flavor is desired, stir in a teaspoon or two of the sauce from the canned chiles chipotles.