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why does my tomatillo salsa gel?

rosielucchesini Sep 16, 2008 04:52 PM

I'm new to cooking with tomatillos but every time I've roasted them to make a salsa, the mixtures gels up while in the fridge? Is this normal?

  1. rosielucchesini Sep 16, 2008 07:52 PM

    Thank you-I had no idea that they contain small amounts of pectin. I figured it was something I was putting in the salsa (garlic, lime juice, cilantro, onion and jalapeno). Thanks again!

    1. sarah galvin Sep 16, 2008 07:48 PM

      This happens with my salsa verde also. I just stir it up and thin it out. Obviously pectin in tomatillos.

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        Chile Pepper Sep 16, 2008 04:57 PM

        What are the ingredients of your salsa?

        1. bitsubeats Sep 16, 2008 04:53 PM

          Just a guess, but maybe because there's pectin in it?

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          1. re: bitsubeats
            wolfe Sep 16, 2008 05:53 PM

            Bitsubeats, close enough. How about pectin-like?

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