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tomatillo sauce advice - its sour!

lacesweetie Dec 29, 2010 12:53 PM

i'm making tomatillo sauce for enchiladas. i broiled the jalapeno and tomatillos in the oven until nicely browned and blended with sauteed onion and garlic. the sauce was super sour so i added about 2 cups of homemade pork broth. the broth helped a lot but it is still too sour for my tastes. any advice on what i can do to cut down on the sourness? thank you so much!

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    escondido123 Dec 29, 2010 12:57 PM

    How about a little sugar, honey or brown sugar? Try a little and see. Also, are you sure nothing got burned....that can seem sour sometimes.

    1. chefj Dec 29, 2010 01:04 PM

      The Sauce should be sour. Tomatillos are pretty high in acid unless very ripe. The roasting will reduce it somewhat but ....As stated already you can use a bit of sugar but go easy I think it would very strange if you over sweeten it.

      1. paulj Dec 29, 2010 01:31 PM

        I like to sweeten tomatillo sauce with piloncillo - raw dark brown sugar. But as noted, not too much, unless you want an distinct sweet-sour quality.

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          foodsnob14 Dec 29, 2010 01:36 PM

          Did you use cilantro? A bunch in the blender and then added to your sauce should help.

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          1. re: foodsnob14
            chefj Dec 29, 2010 01:42 PM

            To counter act the acidity?? How? I agree that it taste good but I do not see how it will cut the "sour".

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