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Tuesday, February 9, 2010


A Tomatillo

Until about 2 minutes ago,
I seriously had no idea what this was.
I received this in a variety box of produce this morning.
It was part of our first order with Winder Dairy Farms.
(Which I think I'm going to LOVE by the way!)
What I am supposed to do with it?
It tastes kinda sour and tart...

The only thing I can think to do with it right now is take pictures of it.
So tell me, how can make this taste delicious?
I got 4 tomatoes and 3 onions in the box as well.
Salsa recipe anyone?
Please share one with me.
Email it to me if that's easier.
Thanks in advance. :)

YUM!!! Here are 2 great tomatillo salsa recipes for you to try:
Red Bell Pepper-Tomatillo Salsa
4 med tomatillos
1 1/2 large red bell pepper (cored & seeded)
1 jalapeno chili pepper (or less to taste)
1 1/2 tsp red chili flakes
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c water

Authentic Mexican Salsa Verde
12 oz tomatillos
2 cups cilantro leaves
2 jalapenos (or less to taste)
1/4 tsp salt
Place tomatillos in saucepan filled with water & boil and simmer til soft to the touch (about 5 minutes). Remove tomatillos and reserve the water.
In food processor, puree the tomatillos along with 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking water, the cilantro and the chilies. Stir in the salt. Cover and chill a little before serving. Oh so yummy!
Cafe Rio Tomatillo Ranch

I also have a recipe for Cafe Rio pork to go with it, if you are intereseted. . .
Those things are the secret to Cafe Rio's yummy dressing!

1 buttermilk ranch dressing packet (make with 3/4 recommended butter milk and 1/2 recommended milk and substitute amounts with sour cream instead)
2 tomatillos (tomato like vegetable with a husk around them)
½ bunch of cilantro
1 clove garlic
Juice of 1 lime
1 Char roasted Jalapeño (Use the seeds too if you like it spicy. You could substitute a few drops of green tobasco for the jalapeno.)

I'd cut the pepper and add more Garlic - like maybe 3 cloves. Buttermilk is not necessary if you don't have it...
top one is pretty pretty pretty! LOVE the texture
YOU MUST MUST MUST make this soup! i am seriously obsessed. like, out of control delicious!
Make a chile verde recipe from scratch. Tomatillos are so good.
we have a recipe (which I don't have handy now) for a cafe rio dish involving sweet pork, beans rice, and an interesting ranch-based dressing which also includes tomatillos. Before we got that recipe, I'd never used one before either.
oh hey, look! Someone already mentioned it up there....sounds like the same thing. There ya go.
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