These fruits (or are they vegetables?) were a first time buy for me. Like many, I often saw tomatillos in the produce section and passed by without a second thought. Well, today I gave it that second thought. They were on sale for $.99 cent a pound!
A stranger saw me randomly choosing some of these golf-ball shaped Earth foods and he had something to say.
“I’ve only seen 2 people buying these,” he said. “Me and you.”
I replied, “Well, that’s interesting because this is my first time!”
He was surprised and immediately began to give me cooking tips. Namely, he told me to roast them. Roast until the skins get “real black” then peel it off and add to chili.
I thanked him for the suggestion. Because I probably would have eaten it raw.
At the word raw, he made a scrunched-up face.
“Nah, dont do that,” he said. “They’re not very good that way.”
“One more thing, sir.” I thought I’d better ask an important question while in the midst of an experienced tomatillo eater. “How do you know when they’re ripe?”
His reply made us both laugh.
“They’re always ready.”
It was cool to meet that guy.
They smell like grass.
Of course, I ate some raw when I got home.
It tastes like sour citrus at first, then a grassy flavor comes through as well.
I like it. They’re a member of the nightshade family, which would explain the green tomato appearance.
I don’t make chili very often so I won’t be taking that guys suggestion. But this roasted tomatillo salsa looks tasty, yeah?
Thanks for reading.