Something new we decided to try from the CSA this year was tomatillos. I didn't know what a tomatillo looked like until we got them in our box, and I was in for a surprise when I was just expecting some tomato variant. Tomatillos have a dry paper-like husk, which is easily removed to reveal an unpleasantly sticky green fruit. However, once rinsed they are easy to chop up for your meal.

Tomatillos are often used in Mexican sauces, which is how we used them in the two meals pictured below. The first is this chicken enchilada recipe that we enjoyed a lot. The second was a meal of Whitney's invention which included quinoa, black beans, sweet potatoes, a fried egg, tomatillo salsa, and sour cream (it was pretty good for a meatless dish!). In both cases we chopped up the tomatillos, briefly boiled them, and then blended them with other good stuff like onions, chiles, and garlic.

The tomatillos add a nice fruity flavor. With their sweet tartness, I would describe them as kind of in between an apple and a tomato. It's always fun to discover new produce we like with our CSA and incorporate it into our meal planning!

1 comment:

  1. I have never used them. Sounds interesting.