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Nov 12, 2010 11:11 AM

On the hunt for tomatilloes!

Anyone recommend where to find these beauties? I am planning on making enchiladas this week and would love to do with a tomatillo sauce. Thanks for any help?

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  1. Supermarché Andes perhaps? If not fresh, they'll have cans or jars.

    1. Canned ones you'll find in Latino stores and certain supermarkets in neighbourhoods with a large Latin-American population. Fresh are most probably out of season, now. Imported ones sometimes show up at your finer fruiteries. I see them sometimes at Marché Maisonneuve.

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      1. re: SnackHappy

        «Imported ones sometimes show up at your finer fruiteries.»

        True but they're usually about as interesting as January tomatoes.

        Rick Bayless has been quoted as saying he can't get decent fresh tomatillos in season, let alone out of season. And that's in Chicago, with a relatively huge Mexican population, slightly warmer climate and greater proximity to the fruit's homeland...

        1. re: carswell

          I agree. I wouldn't buy the fresh ones either.

      2. Have seen them at Fruiterie Atwater many times.

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        1. re: foodie_mtl

          Thanks for the responses so far. Keep them coming! It's hard to find decent ingredients for Mexican food around here---especially when you come from a place where they are pretty common---but I always hope.

          1. re: Peaches to Poutine

            Chez Nino at JTM sometimes carries them out of season.

        2. You can find canned ones at Loblaws even. As for fresh, I have purchased them at Sabor Latino on Belanger but that was in the summer. Not sure if they are available now.

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          1. re: jonhall

            No Loblaws here in the Townships, I'm afraid. I was in Montreal last night, planning to be there through the weekend, but circumstances have changed that regrettably.

            1. re: Peaches to Poutine

              There is a Loblaws in Magog, however, i don't know if they would have some