This is Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce. Most people know what salsa verde is, and if you like salsa verde you probably like Enchiladas Verde, which is salsa verde on top of enchiladas. Or is it? I wanted to find out if there was an actual difference, and there is.
I have some news to share today, but let’s get to the food first!
I’m a huge Mexican food fan, and although I love so much about this cuisine, I have to say that salsa verde holds a special place in my foodie heart. I absolutely adore it.
I typically order it on the side of whatever I’m having at any Mexican/Tex Mex restaurant, especially if the restaurant is new to me, because…well, I have to kinda review it.
I simply must.
There has to be a good balance of tartness, salt, heat (mild heat) and a teensy tiny bit of sweetness to balance it all out.
Of course, I love Enchiladas Verdes, but I make them with flour tortillas instead of corn.
I’ve also made different versions of salsa verde in the past, and not only used it as a dip for tortilla chips but poured it over enchiladas and burritos.
What is Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce?
Recently, I was asked if there is a difference between salsa verde and salsa verde enchilada sauce. It could also be tomatillo enchilada sauce.
What a fantastic question.
Now, why didn’t I name this salsa verde enchilada sauce?
That’s because I literally just recently discovered that I’ve been name hogging salsa verde to label ONLY Mexican green salsas. I didn’t know this, but there is definitely a misconception that it only refers to salsas.
Salsa Verde actually refers to a group of green sauces used to marinate, finish with or dip in. These include vinegar-based or oil-based, like my Flank Steak with Basil Chimichurri or Bon Appétit’s Duck Confit with Olive Relish and Salsa Verte. Salsa verte is a French “salsa” with parsley, chives and mint, with the addition of Sherry.
I’m very intrigued.
In my search for the answer, I found many different recipes and opinions, articles and quora answers.
What I discovered is that it boils down (pun intended) to this – the addition of chicken stock and the method of cooking transforms salsa verde into tomatillo enchilada sauce. *Voila*
Let’s make Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce
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