Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Jicama Tomatillo Salsa

Jicama Tomatillo Salsa
1 md Jicama, peel & dice, abt 3/4
2 lb Tomatillos -- diced, abt 1
3 Jalapenos -- seeded and
Finely di
1 ts Cilantro -- chopped
1 ts Garlic -- chopped
1 ts Shallots -- chopped
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and black pepper -- to
2 oz Peanut oil
Jalapeno vinegar -- to
Prepare jicama; it can be diced finely or coarsely as desired -- 1/2 inch dice is typical. Place in a large mixing bowl. To prepare tomatillos, cut ends off, remove insides and dice skins. Add to jicama in mixing bowl. Add jalapeno, cilantro, garlic, and shallots. Mix all ingredients and adjust seasoning with lemon and lime juice, salt and pepper. Add peanut oil and toss to coat mixture. Correct spiciness and heat by adding jalapeno vinegar. To make jalapeno vinegar, drop scraps and trimmings from 3 jalapenos into 1 cup white vinegar in a non-aluminum pan, bring to a boil, let cool and strain. Let sit until completely cool. Store in refrigerator.


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