Tomatillos have always been something that I’ve been a big fan of, despite the effort it takes to clean them. Yeah, they are a little bit of work to get the husk off, and that bit of stickiness left behind is a pain, but the actual fruit is worth the time. I happen to have picked up a few sauces in the last 5 months just because tomatillos were a main ingredient! If you have never tried them they taste pretty tart by themselves but they go well with many dishes. These are what give salsa verde its vibrant green color, so you may not even be aware that you’ve tried them! Needless to say I am looking forward to trying this Horsetooth ” The Green” Sauce on everything!
Distilled White Vinegar, Green Habaneros, Serranos, Tomatillos, Garlic, Onions, Salt, Black Pepper, Xantham Gum
When I opened the bottle, the first smell I got was vinegar and onions, along with a slightly tart aroma. The first thing that hits my mouth is salt, which is kind of unfortunate because that can overpower the palette quickly. The vinegar, onions, black pepper, garlic, and tomatillos are next in line, followed shortly after with just a hint of heat. Overall, I’m not very impressed with this sauce by itself, which clearly wasn’t how I thought this would go. Today, however, I took it with me to a Mexican restaurant and dumped it my salsa. This worked very well together, and I damn near used half the bottle in that sitting. The tomatillos had us all fooled into thinking there was lime in this sauce; I actually reread the ingredients at least five more times to make sure it wasn’t lying. This is a fairly manageable sauce, and I would recommend this to people who is still a little afraid of the habanero. On Mexican food this is a very balanced and delicious sauce, yet I do think this sauce will work really well with most any style dish. Unfortunately I don’t see this working very well with everyday food. I tried this on pizza and it just didn’t work at all. Overall it’s a very solid sauce; I give this a Nice for Flavor and Medium for heat.