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Salsa Verde

valerie Nov 1, 2006 03:15 PM

I have a jar of salsa verde that I bought at Trader Joe's, but now I'm not sure what to do with it. I'm looking to make something relatively easy and quick for a weeknight dinner (since I have a 2 year old and a 6 week old!).

Any suggestions? Thanks!

  1. opinionatedchef Nov 3, 2006 02:40 AM

    exc. suggestion above. also, you can saute trout filets or shrimp or scallops or tuna or swordfish, add the salsa verde and simmer until done. adding ground toasted pumpkin seeds will make the dish even richer.

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      Meredith Nov 1, 2006 08:13 PM

      my roommate and I have been rediscovering the joys of casseroles for the last few weeks. I used the Trader Joe's green salsa to make chicken enchilada casserole this weekend.

      Bottom layer - corn tortillas
      2 - pinto beans & corn
      3 - cooked chicken shredded mixed with a little green salsa and sour cream
      4 - cheese
      5 - corn tortillas
      6 - beans & corn
      7 - chicken mixture
      8 - corn tortillas

      Then pour a jar of the green salsa over the whole thing and bake at 375 for 40 minutes or so. Add cheese to the top, and put back in the oven till cheese is melted.

      1. MaggieB Nov 1, 2006 07:00 PM

        If your kids like fish sticks, I be they'd like them in fish tacos, too.

        Throw a couple of fish sticks in a corn tortilla, top with any favorite taco toppings (for me it's cabbage, cliantro and some sort of "white" sauce like sour cream) and add the salsa. Fresh squeezed lime juice is a must have for me, too.


        1. Karl S Nov 1, 2006 06:40 PM

          I use it to make guacamole. Add a half cup to the flesh of three avocadoes, a squeeze of a lime, et cet. I much prefer salsa verde to tomato-based salsas.

          1. mizinformation Nov 1, 2006 06:33 PM

            I sometimes just dump it in my crock pot with a pork roast, then eat the mixture over rice or with sour cream in a corn tortilla.

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            1. re: mizinformation
              paulj Nov 1, 2006 08:24 PM

              This sauce works well with smaller pieces of pork, for example 'country ribs' cut up and trimmed. It gives you a simple version of 'chili verde'. The TJ sauce is mild enough to serve as base. You can spice it up from there.

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              sheron Nov 1, 2006 06:22 PM

              I think salsa verde is wonderful with chicken. Add it to any melted white cheese and top grilled chicken breasts. Add it to chicken Ceasar salad or plain chicken salad. In Tex-Mex cooking it's used in enchiladas verdes in combination with sour cream. If it's not spicy enough, add chopped, fresh jalapenos. If it's too spicy, add canned tomatillos.

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