MAKE YOUR OWN BATCH OF BAJA FRESH'S SIGNATURE SALSA VERDE AND WATCH AS THE COMPANY'S CEO ATTEMPTS TO DO THE SAME, ON "UNDERCOVER BOSS," SUNDAY, APRIL 10
Baja Fresh CEO David Kim Reveals the Company's Coveted Salsa Recipe for the First Time
David Kim, CEO of Baja Fresh, travels to the front lines of his national restaurant chain during this week's episode of UNDERCOVER BOSS, Sunday, April 10 (9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) and, among many other tasks, attempts to make the brand's popular tomatillo salsa verde. CLICK HERE TO SEE THIS WEEK'S BOSS MAKING THE COMPANY'S SIGNATURE SALSA
Though the recipe is generally made in multiple-gallon batches several times daily at Baja Fresh's 255 restaurants, the company's executive chef, Francisco Castellanos, has adapted the recipe to a more manageable serving size for those who want to nosh on it at home while watching the episode.
Baja Fresh Tomatillo Salsa Verde
1 � pounds fresh tomatillo, husked
� fresh jalapeno pepper, stems removed
1 fresh poblano chili, stemmed and seeds removed
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
8 tablespoons fresh cilantro (stems removed) chopped
1 � tablespoons salt
1 � tablespoon sugar
� cup cold water
Pull the husks from the tomatillos and wash the tomatillos under cool running water until they no longer feel sticky. Cut the tomatillos into quarters and place in a blender or a food processor (fitted with the metal blade).
Roughly chop the jalapeno and poblano chili and add to the tomatillos.
Add the remaining ingredients (lime juice, cilantro, salt, sugar and water).
Process to a coarse puree, and then scrape into a serving dish. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips (or on top of chicken or steak tacos). Always stir salsa prior to serving.
*** If making ahead of time, store it in a container with a lid and place it in refrigerator. The salsa keeps in the refrigerator for 1 day only.
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