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Mona taught me everything I know about real Mexican cooking.  She worked for me for a while and I studied her methodology  for everything I could get because she was such a good Mexican cook.   She and her husband owned a Mexican restaurant and lost it when the landlord sold the building, so she came to work for me.   I bless the day I met Mona, I learned at the knee of a true Master of Mexican cooking.  

I've included in this web book the recipes that were the favorites of our customers.  I served these dishes on a regular basis and even had guests tell me that our Mexican food was better than most of the Mexican restaurants in the area.  Now, that was a compliment I can thank Mona for, and I did, and I do.Mona's Salsa Verde


Mona's Salsa Verde

Recipe By     : Mona
Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:20
Categories    : Luncheon   Main Dishes
                Mexican       Sauces

  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   1      medium        onion
   1      large             clove garlic
   2      large             romaine lettuce leaves
   2      small             jalapeno
                        water to blend
   1      can           crushed tomatillos -- 28 oz
   1      tablespoon    chicken base dissolved in 1 cup boiling water

1.  Cut tops off of jalapenos.  In blender blend onion, garlic and jalapenos with enough water to blend thoroughly, add lettuce leaves one at a time till thoroughly blended.

2.  In pot put a little  bacon fat (manteca) and heat.  

3.  Carefully, add tomatillos and bring to a boil.  Mix in blended vegetables.  
      Add  chicken  base.   

Simmer for 10 minutes.

Use this salsa verde for chicken enchiladas, pork dishes as shown in the picture,  or any other dish where you want a green sauce.