April 6, 2011


After HT put jicama on VIC, the next unusual thing that came up on sale were these:


YJDKIY grabbed a few to try out salsa verde. Tomatillos are related to tomatoes, and the fruit is surrounded by a paper-like husk. They are a staple of Mexican food, and although known as green tomatoes, thy should not be confused with actual green tomatoes (like the fried kind).

The husks are really amusing when flipped, enter the post title.

See the resemblance? But, while amusing, they are extremely annoying with a sticky slimy coating between the husk and fruit. LOTS of washing required.

To make salsa verde, you can either roast or boil the de-husked fruit for about 5-7 minutes. I chose to boil since that was easier and quicker.

While they were cooking, I combined sweet yellow onion and garlic

Cilantro, pepper, lime juice (not  much, they are already super tart), a dash of cumin and garlic salt, and about 1/2 teaspoon of sugar in the food processor. Add in the tomatillos when they are soft and cool enough to touch.

All pureed and ready to serve with crunchy salty corn chips. If only we had them! :-S

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