Orange Habanero Salsa

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Has more of a tropical flavor than southwestern. Would go great with Mexican dishes from the Yucatan or even the Caribbean. Pairs well with chips.

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  • add   lime juice
  • add   salt
  • add   2 oranges
  • add   6 green onions
  • add   3-4 habanero peppers
  • add   1 lb tomatillos


  1. In an ungreased iron skillet, roast half of the tomatillos in their husks for about 10 minutes, turning often; remove from pan and cool.
  2. When cool, place them in a blender, and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile remove husks from remaining tomatillos and rinse them and dice fine, and place them in a bowl.
  4. Roast the habaneros over low heat, turning often, about 5-7 minutes, or until they begin to char; remove from pan.
  5. Stem and deseed habaneros (wear gloves if you prefer), and add to blender; puree.
  6. Squeeze one of the oranges over a sieve placed over the bowl with the tomatillos (to catch any stray seeds).
  7. Add the pepper/tomatillo puree and mix well.
  8. Peel the remaining orange; remove pith; dessed (if necessary); dice fine, and add to the bowl along with the chopped green onions.
  9. Season to taste with salt and lime juice and allow to stand for 30 minutes to 1 hour before serving to develop flavor.

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