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can I do anything with four small tomatillos?

DGresh Aug 30, 2006 10:01 PM

I got four very small tomatillos from my CSA (actually these are what are left over from my friend's picking them up for me while I was on vacation). They are each the size of a ping pong ball or smaller. I have a recipe for a sauce that I like, but this is certainly not enough to make a sauce. Does anyone just *eat them* on their own? Can I combine them with something else? On principle I hate wasting any of my CSA produce--

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      fara Aug 30, 2006 10:18 PM

      I used to make shrimp tacos with tomatillos, cilantro and shrimp in a decent amount of oil. cook tom. and cil. down in the oil, add shrimp at the last minute (season with s&p). warm corn tortillas in a pan or over your burners. et voila. serve with sour cream or avocado. totally not authentic but fast and good.

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      1. re: fara
        beckiefd Aug 30, 2006 10:39 PM

        Ooooo. My mouth is watering

      2. Melanie Wong Aug 30, 2006 10:17 PM

        Cook and then blend them with some avocado and fresh green chilis for a salsa.

        1. Dommy Aug 30, 2006 10:11 PM

          They have to be cooked, raw they taste bleh...

          Since you don't have enough for green salsa, you should add them to a red (using roma tomatoes) since Tomatillos, even small ones offer a great tang... :) I put them in every salsa I make! :)


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          1. re: Dommy
            adamclyde Sep 1, 2006 12:01 AM

            I do the same... usually roughly a 3:1 ratio of red tomatoes to tomatillos. It gives the salsa a citrus-y flavor and really improves the texture and viscosity of a salsa.

            1. re: adamclyde
              DGresh Sep 1, 2006 10:34 AM

              I used them last night; broiled them till soft, then mixed with chopped tomatoes, onion, cilantro and lime juice. oh yeah, plus a little chopped jalepeno. Very nice-- thanks!

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