Like drinking coffee black. Not that I do that ever…but if I did, it would be a sign of adulthood.
Like turning down the opportunity to eat a Cook Out banana pudding milkshake in North Carolina. So something I have never done, but if I ever do turn up my nose to the banana pudding milkshake, I will feel adultish.
Like putting pride to the side and eating a slice of humble pie. I’m working on it.
Like cooking with cilantro when you have abhorred it your entire life. This one I actually did. This was the last step I needed to complete before my maturity level could legitimately go from “tween” to “adult.” I purchased cilantro. I touched cilantro. I put it in a blender. I made salsa with cilantro. All of these things were previously on my “I will never do that” list and guess what? I done did it. And guess what else? I liked it!
At this moment, salsa verde is the one and only way I can do cilantro. And if you ask me, salsa verde is one of the best salsas on the planet. If you have never tried a green enchilada before with salsa verde, I suggest it. Put it on your “do now” list so that it can be transferred to your “I done did it” list. Lists, by the way, are also a sure sign of true adulthood.
Check it: salsa verde is made with peppers/chilies and tomatillos (a.k.a the tomato that you have to shuck). It’s great to give the ingredients a little roast in the oven first to bring out some deep flavor. Like any salsa, you can make this as mild or as spicy as you would like. I used a can of mild green chilies, but roasted jalapenos would be excellent as well and you can leave some/all of the seeds in for some added heat. Grill up some chicken, sauté up onion and bell pepper; stuff, roll, pour, sprinkle, bake, and you have yourself a meal that easily satisfies 6 hungry people. Be sure to serve veggies, too…let’s not forget the veggies.