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Origins of Chile Verde [split from L.A. board]

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Origins of Chile Verde [split from L.A. board]

davemex | Apr 15, 2009 04:12 PM

Who came up with the name "Chile Verde" for "Cerdo en Salsa Verde" (Pork in Green Sauce) ??? Sounds so... Tex-Mex...

A "chile verde" is a green chile, as in jalapeno or serrano...

Don't ask for such a dish in Mexico or you'll end up with a plate of green chiles.

Look instead for "Cerdo con Verdolagas" or pork with purslane which I've always seen served in salsa verde (tomatillo salsa).

The combination is just perfect!!!

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