Tomatillos



Tomatillos

This relative of the potato and tomato, also nightshades, was first cultivated in Mexico.

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Storage Tips

  • 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. 

Preparation Tips

  • 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

Attribution

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomatillo

  • http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/archives/parsons/vegetables/tomatill.html