Classic Tomatillo and Árbol Chile Salsa
By :Everyday Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook by Leslie Limon
Classic Tomatillo and Arbol Chile Salsa
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If I had to choose one salsa to eat for the rest of my life, it would be this one! Made with just tomatillos, garlic, and dried árbol chiles, this sauce can be served as a spicy appetizer with chips or pork rinds for dipping, atop your favorite tacos, or stirred into your favorite soups. Árbol chiles are my all-time favorite of all the dried chiles, because Yahualica—the small town in Mexico that I called home for 18 years—is famous for producing the best in the world.
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Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Chiles, Garlic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
2 1/2 - 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 40 dried árbol chiles stems removed
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 1/4 lbs tomatillos husks removed
  • coarse salt
  • 2 cups Water
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Difficulty Easy
Duration 15-30 min
Cooking Technique Pressure Cook, Sauté
Main Ingredient Chiles, Garlic
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
2 1/2 - 3 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 40 dried árbol chiles stems removed
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 1/4 lbs tomatillos husks removed
  • coarse salt
  • 2 cups Water
Classic Tomatillo and Arbol Chile Salsa
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Instructions
  1. Set the Instant Pot to Sauté and adjust to More for high. Heat the vegetable oil in the pot, add the chiles and garlic, and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Add the tomatillos and 2 cups water.
  2. Lock the lid into place and set the steam release valve to sealed. Select Manual or Pressure Cook and set the timer for 12 minutes on high.
  3. When cooking is complete, quick release the pressure. Unlock and remove the lid.
  4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the tomatillos, chiles, and garlic to a blender. Add 1 cup of the cooking liquid and process until smooth. Pour into a heat-proof bowl; season with coarse salt to taste.
Recipe Notes

Ingredient tip: For enhanced flavor, look for tomatillos milperos, a smaller, more flavorful variety, in the produce section of Hispanic grocery stores.

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