The tomatillo fruit is enclosed in a paper-like husk that is filled in as the fruit develops. We usually pick them just before they split open the husk as at that point they tend to crack.Once cooked they have a sweet tart flavor that is very unique. We use them mainly for salsa, and have come to enjoy the taste of tomatillo salsa so much that it is now one of our favorites.
Here is our simple but tasty recipe;
Thaw 1 1/2 quarts frozen tomatillos in a saucepan over low heat, draining water a couple times. Once thawed, break them up with a potato masher and add the following.
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
A few cloves of chopped garlic
A couple small chopped onions
1/2 cup lightly diced cilantro
1 tsp. whole cumin seeds slightly crushed
Salt & pepper to taste
In our house it is served with quesadillas, eggs, over baked or raw grated squash, and is especially good served over a bowl of rice.