This relative of the potato and tomato, also nightshades, was first cultivated in Mexico.
Availability may vary by variety and with weather conditions.
Fresh ripe husk tomatillos will keep in the refrigerator for about two weeks.
If longer storage is desired, remove husks and place ripe fruit in sealed plastic bags and place in refrigerator.
They may also be frozen whole or sliced, which will make it much easier to puree later.
Remove husks and wash tomatillos. Remove skins if desired.
Cook tomatillos either whole or cut in small pieces.
Steam them in a small amount of water in a covered saucepan for just about five to seven minutes. The result will be almost a sauce consistency, with the tiny seeds and bits of skin giving texture
Roast under the broiler for about 7 minutes until soft and slightly charred