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Green Sauce - from Tortillas on Ponce
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In a note to the AJC's Food Goddess column, reader Steve Moorman of Athens writes:
"Back in the '80s, Tortillas on Ponce had the best burritos in town, probably the only ones outside of Mexican restaurants. They had a green sauce that was spicy but not painful. It was probably a tomatillo sauce. I've never found a sauce to match that one. Any help?"
This tomatillo-based sauce from the now-defunct restaurant bursts with flavor and as much heat as you want. The original recipe calls for equal amounts of tomatillos and jalapeno slices, but here we start with 1/2 cup and leave the rest to you. If you are concerned, add extra jalapenos and juice to taste, a bit at a time. Make sure there is enough cilantro for a bright and fresh green appearance.
Hands on time: 10 minutes Total time: 10 minutes Serves: 16
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
1 (11-ounce can) tomatillos, drained
1/2 cup canned jalapeno slices, or to taste
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves