* Do not add cilantro if the sauce is going to be used as an
Place the tomatillos and chiles in a pot and cover with water. Bring
water to boil over medium heat. If you use high heat, the tomatillos
can easily disintegrate if the water is allowed to boil too swiftly.
When the tomatillos and chiles have become quite soft, about 5 to
10 minutes, discard the water and place them in a blender. Add onions,
lime juice and salt; blend, using pulses, until the sauce is roughly
Taste the sauce and add the sugar, if necessary, and the
cilantro, if desired. If the sauce is to be used in enchiladas,
blend it for about 15 seconds or until it is smooth.