Monday, May 4, 2009

Cinco de Mayo

In honor of Cinco de Mayo (, we offer Marco's Infamous Green Sauce.  This is excellent served on Huevos Rancheros or Chicken Breast.

1 bunch Cilantro
3 cloves whole Garlic
1 tbl Jalapenos (or 1/2 fresh Jalapeno) - Adjust heat to your personal taste
2 tbl Cumin - Adjust to taste
5 - 4.25 oz canned chopped Green Chilies
3 cups Chicken or Vegetable Stock
3 tbl Corn Starch
3 each chopped Scallion or Green Onions
1/4 cup OIive Oil
2 Fresh Limes
Salt & Pepper to taste

Process in Food Processor:
1/2 of the Olive Oil

Place a 3 qt heavy sauce pan on medium heat, add olive oil and the ingredients from the food processor.  Cook for 1 minute.
Add scallions, cook 1 minute.
Add Cumin and stir for 30 seconds to 1 minute until it blooms.
Add Green Chilies
Add Chicken Stock and the Juice from the Limes
Leave on medium heat until it comes to a boil.

Make a slurry using the Corn Starch and Cold Water.  Make sure there are no lumps in the slurry.

Add the slurry gradually while stirring constantly until the sauce coats a spoon.
Let simmer for 10 minutes over medium to low heat.

Finish with salt and pepper, to taste