What to Do with Tomatillos

Tomatillos, the tart green Mexican fruit, make delicious salsa, and are also great in braised dishes. They pair well with chicken, pork, and meaty fish.

DiningDiva makes a simple sauce with uncooked tomatillos to serve over grilled chicken or pork tenderloin: In a blender or food processor, blend tomatillos, white onion, a garlic clove or two, a serrano chile with its seeds, a big handful of cilantro, and salt to taste until somewhat smooth with some small chunks for texture. Taste and add more salt or a bit of sugar if needed.

Several hounds make a quick salsa by roasting or grilling tomatillos, white onion, and green chiles, and blending with cilantro. Or try CHOW's Smooth Salsa Verde.

Other ideas: just_M has successfully battered and deep fried tomatillo wedges. Dave O likes this traditional pork chile verde, and sholli recommends turkey chipotle chili.

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