Jane Says: Don’t Be Intimidated By Tomatillos
September 12, 2012
“Why are tomatillos not really used much? Grew some this summer and love the raw fruit!” —Deena Matthews
That is a very good question. Tomatillos (tom-ah-tee-yos), a great, easy-to-grow addition to many gardens, add a fruity, almost citrusy, tartness to all sorts of dishes, including soups, stews, seafood dishes, and, of course, salsas.
Tomatillo means “little tomato” in Spanish, and you’ll often hear one called a Mexican husk tomato or green tomato (a.k.a. tomate verde). But one look at the parchmentlike calyx, or husk, that encloses the fruit will tell you it’s more closely related to the Cape gooseberry, the groundcherry, and the ornamental Chinese lantern plant than it is to your garden-variety beefsteak. (Read Full Article)