Tomatillos (Physalis Philadelphica) are a small green fruit about the size of a small tomato related to the family of the cape gooseberries. They are a staple ingredient all throughout Latin American countries. Also known as Mexican Tomato or Tomate de Fresadilla, these little guys grow abundantly fresh in Mexico. Surrounded by an inedible husk that gets discarded, they have a slightly tart, acidic flavour and when tinned, a delicate texture.
They are the main ingredient for Salsa Verde and are widely used in Mexican cuisine. Delicious and nutritious. They are perfect for salsas, chutneys & preserves (as they have a high content of pectin). Perfect with an avocado salsa, great with pork and incredibly delicious as a sauce for enchiladas. Enchiladas Suizas (Swiss Enchiladas) wouldn't be the same without tomatillos.
When tinned, like these, tomatillos become delicate to handle, don't worry, use a slotted spoon and scope them out gently from the tin. All the flavour is still there!
Detail: Whole Tomatillos, Carey, 330 grams
Care: Once opened, use immediately or freeze in the brine.