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Tomatillo and Chipotle Steak Sauce

Steak always seems to need a partner. Look in your grocery store and you’ll find a plethora of steak sauces, mostly brown and red and invigoratingly spicy. Some of these potential partners will be familiar like Worcestershire and the shelves always offer something new, perhaps a chipotle-based wonder imported from the Caribbean. This sauce has…

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Tomatillo Salad Dressing

For this tomatillo week, I’ve had lots of fun exploring page after page of tomatillo recipes. There are salsas aplenty, of course, but it’s been enlightening to find other tomatillo uses — ones that just would not have popped into my head. Here, for example, is a Tomatillo Salad Dressing using lots of ingredients you…

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Tomatillo Guacamole

I find tomatillos to be intriguing. Little rather hard green balls that seem to be flavor hand grenades. Here’s a very simple recipe that exploints that power. Often when we make guacamole, there a serious number of ingredients: tomato, chopped onion, cilantrol, some cumin perhaps. Here is just the opposite, a mimimlist recipe that does…

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Tomatillo Shrub from Shrubs by Michael Dietsch

In his wonderful book Shrubs: An Old-Fashioned Drink for Modern Times, Michael Dietsch offers shrub ideas aplenty. I’ve reviewed the book and offered some recipe ideas before. There are fruity flavor ideas that you might expect — orange and rhubarb — and combinations that will both surprise and please — strawberry pepper and watermelon lime.…

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