Little bundles that hide a delicious secret
Commonly know as husk tomato berries, this fruit tastes like a cross between a tangy citrus and a tomato, These fruits grow inside a paper-thin husk that protects it from insects.
It can be consumed raw, cooked or baked, tomatillos, for instance, once cooked it becomes the main ingredient for salsa verde, a staple in Mexican cuisine. Bake pineapple ground cherries into pies or cook it into a tasty jam. But remember to peel off the husk first the
Tomatillos carry a very special flavor that’s tangy but also notes of sweetness like a tomato.
Tomatillo salsa or salsa verde is the best way to use the delicious fruit, and you can use it as a condiment for tacos or the better half of a chips and salsa combo. This easy-to-make recipe is a winner.
Peel and wash 1 pound of tomatillos, quarter 1 onion, 4 serrano chilies or 2 Mucho Nacho Peppers and 4 garlic cloves. In a pot bring everything to a boil for 10 minutes. Blend everything and then in a large pan on medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons of oil and transfer the salsa to the pan, reduce the heat to medium and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and let it cool.
Some people add finely chopped cilantro, we do, but it’s not for everyone.