We don't grow them every year, but they are
everywhere, so here are some good recipes!
This recipe came after the surveys were in and someone said they didn’t know
what to do with tomatillos! Thanks for the comment, and the response.
1 basket Tomatillos
Salt to taste
1-3 cloves Garlic
1-2 Chile Ancho
Tomatillos are best sliced in half and broiled in the oven until browned
(dark) on both sides (or use a cast-iron pan on the stove during the
summer), then add cilantro, salt to taste, ½ onion, add toasted chile arbol
per your heat preferences, add garlic and add toasted chile ancho (dried
poblano, mild chile heat but big on flavor which you can buy at a Mexican
market) then blend into a salsa. If a person doesn’t like heat I suggest not
adding any arbol chiles. This recipe makes the best salsa. The recipe is
traditional in Mexico but the adding the Ancho is my addition. Tomatillos
can also be boiled but they are best by time-consuming roasting.
and Panela Salad
Panela is a mild Mexican-style cheese sold in many supermarkets; if you
can’t find it, use mozzarella instead.
½ pound Tomatillos
¼ cup orange juice
¼ cup lime juice
About ½ teaspoon salt
About ½ teaspoon pepper
½ pound firm ripe tomatoes
¼ pound Panela cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves
Pull off and discard Tomatillos husks. Rinse Tomatillos and thinly slice,
put in a bowl add orange juice, lime juice salt and pepper, mix together
gently. Rinse, core and thinly slice tomatoes. Cut cheese into very thick
slices. Arrange sliced Tomatillos, tomatoes and cheese on a platter, pour
orange juice mixture over salad. Sprinkle with cilantro and season to taste
with salt and pepper.
Avocado and Tomatillo Salsa
Makes about 3 cups
½ pound fresh Tomatillo husked rinsed and quartered
1 to 2 teaspoons chopped fresh jalapeno chili, including seeds
¼ teaspoon salt
2 firm ripe small California avocados
¼ cup chopped onion
Puree Tomatillo and jalapeño with salt in a blender until smooth, and then
transfer to a bow. Quarter pit and peel avocados and cut into ¼ inch dice.
Add to Tomatillo puree and stir in onions.