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Tomatillos
All About Tomatillos
Common Varieties
Some common varieties include Toma Verde, Verde Puebla, Dr. Wyche’s Yellow and Purple.
Tomatillos look like green tomatoes, but they are actually only cousins. Most tomatillos are
green but there are also purple and yellow varieties.
What to look for
Choose tomatillos that are smooth and firm and fi ll their papery husks. Th ey should feel a little
sticky. Avoid tomatillos with any blemishes or with dried out or shriveled husks.
Easy Storage and Preparation
They’ll keep for up to several weeks loose in the vegetable bin in the refrigerator. Remove the
husks; wash and dry the tomatillos well just before using.
Best Uses
Tomatillos are a staple in Mexican cooking. Their complex, tangy, citrusy flavor brightens sauces
while their richer texture thickens stews. Cooking tomatillos develops their best flavors. Boiling
or roasting are the most popular methods. Tomatillo sauces and salsas often benefit from a pinch
of sugar to balance their tart taste.
Good Paired With…
  • Avocado
  • Chiles – dried and fresh
  • Cilantro
  • Chicken legs and thighs
  • Fish, especially swordfish and fresh tuna
  • Garlic
  • Lime
  • Onion
  • Pork
  • Potatoes
  • Salt
  • Sugar
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