May 13, 2008
Tomatillos are a delicious vegetable similar in shape and size
to a tomato, but more closely related to the gooseberry. They
have a tangy taste and are classics in Mexican food, but are
excellent in a wide range of dishes. To use your tomatillos,
you will first need to remove their papery husks. They also
have a sticky residue on their skin that is easily removed by
dunking them in water. Tomatillos are often used in sauces.
Grilling or skillet roasting whole tomatillos gives a smoky
depth to their flavor. Just cook them over medium high heat,
turning occasionally, until they are mostly brown (some black
charred spots are fine). Grilled tomatillos and green onions
make a delicious sauce, blended together with a little salt,
pepper, limejuice and cilantro!