Green-Apple Tomatillo Sauce
This tasty sauce is tart, sweet, a bit spicy and slightly creamy. Serve it on grilled or roasted chicken, or try it on cheese enchiladas.
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 jalapeño chile, seeded and chopped
4 cups chicken broth
3 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced (do not peel)
1 pound tomatillo, husked, rinsed and diced
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, firmly packed
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup apple cider
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Heat oil in a heavy saucepan over medium heat; add onion and cook until translucent, stirring frequently, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add garlic and jalapeño, sauté until the onions start to brown, another 5 to 7 minutes.
- Add chicken broth, apples and tomatillos; bring just to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
- Add cilantro, milk, apple cider, salt and pepper, stirring to combine; simmer for another 10 minutes.
Makes about 6 cups.