Noreen's Kitchen

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fresh and Fabulous! Fire Roasted Green Chili and Onion Salsa Verde Recipe!!




Let's put some of those fresh, fire roasted green chlies to work for our dinner shall we?  This recipe for fire roasted green chili and onion salsa verde is delicious and super simple!  This goes together in no time and if you already took the time to roast your chilies, then this is doubly easy!

I used about six of the fire roasted chilies for this batch of salsa verde.  I put the chilies along with 1 sweet onion that I sliced and charred on the grill in the blender.  I added 2 or 3 cloves of garlic, a good handful or about 1/2 cup packed of fresh cilantro and a 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of lime juice and a teaspoon of salt.  You don't want to leave the salt out here or it will be very bland.

Blend that smooth.  Taste for seasoning.  You can add whatever you like here.  Cumin, lime powder and zest would be great or some oregano and even a pinch of chipotle or cayanne pepper would be nice depending on your heat tolerance.  



I took two additional peppers and one thick slice of charred onion and chopped them roughly.  I added them to the blended salsa and stirred well.  This will give some body and toothsomeness to the salsa and it will also give you a good hearty bite when you dip your chip in there.

You can use this to serve with chips, spoon over a burger or make some wicked chicken salsa verde or even green chili stew.  This is a great base as a cooking sauce for a slow cooker meal or even a quick green chili enchilada at the end of a long day.  I even like this spooned over scrambled eggs.  Divine!

You can also do this with canned, whole green chilies if you can find them, but that will not give you the delicious smoky flavor that you get from the fire roasting.  



So there is something amazing you can do with those roasted chilies we made.  I plan on spooning this over my green chili burger very soon.  I also plan on using this on some eggs for breakfast!  No matter what you use it for, you are not going to want to be without it once you give it a try!

So, as always, I hope you try this and I hope you love it!

Happy Eating!

Noreen's Kitchen
Fire Roasted Green Chili & Onion
Salsa Verde

Ingredients

6 anaheim chilies, fire roasted and peeled
1 large sweet onion, sliced and charred
1/4 cup lime juice
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup packed, fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt

Step by Step Instructions

Place 4 chilies and all but one slice of onion along with cilantro, garlic, lime juice and salt into the cup of a high powered blender or food processor. 

Process until pureed consistency.

Pour into a bowl and set aside.

Chop remaining green chili and slice of onion roughly.

Add chopped chilies and onion to the bowl of puree and stir well.

Taste for seasoning.

You can spice this up any way you like.  Add cumin, oregano, cayenne or even some chipotle powder for a kick.

Enjoy as a cooking sauce or served as a dip or spooned over a burger or in a taco or even over scrambled eggs.


Enjoy!

You can get a printable copy of this recipe here:  http://bit.ly/29rbV4p

You can see how I made this in my YouTube video: