sarabMember since: February 27, 2008
Oh my gosh ... I am so mad right now but I am going to try to be nice. I followed the recipe exactly. I am a fairly experienced cook. When I added the 2 teaspoons of salt, I worried but went ahead anyhow. I should have trusted my instincts. The 2 tsp of salt (and yes I added teaspoons), plus the fajita seasoning, plus the salt that's in the canned tomatillos, plus the salt that's in the sour cream, basically turns this sauce into vinegar. I am so mad I wasted 3 pricey avocados on this recipe. I might as well have just poured vinegar over them and thrown them in the garbage.
I think this recipe writer meant to omit the 2 tsp of salt. That has to be what happened. Anyhow, in order to salvage this recipe, try it with NO salt. You may even want to consider adding 1/4 tsp each of powdered garlic, onion, pepper and cumin so that you don't have to add the fajita seasoning (which is loaded with salt).
I even tried to 'water it down' after the fact with an additional tub of sour cream blended with cilantro, but it still is WAY too salty. I'm going to have to throw the whole thing away, and it really does make about 48 ounces. I did use all *fresh* ingredients, except for the required canned tomatillos. Fresh, not pickled, jalepeno. The recipe is on the right track with the cilantro, garlic and tomatillos as the base of the flavor of the sauce, but just way too salty. What a frustrating disappointment.
I'm not sure what you are describing - you mention too much salt, but then you say it turned into vinegar? Those are very different tastes. Also, "salt in sour cream"? I just looked at a container of sour cream and it has no added salt and contains only 15mg of sodium for the ENTIRE container. Yes, fajita seasoning has salt, perhaps the brand/variety you used had more than others? But really with the quantities called for in this recipe it shouldn't be inedible (and there is the submitters review and one other that said it worked). It's not that we don't believe that it didn't turn out for you, we're just trying to figure out why! Also, were you serving this with tortilla chips (as a salsa like Casa Ole does) or using it in a recipe? That would be important to know.