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On the hunt for tomatilloes!

Peaches to Poutine Nov 12, 2010 11:11 AM

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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    jonhall Nov 12, 2010 05:53 PM

    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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      Peaches to Poutine Nov 13, 2010 04:44 AM

      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.

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        westaust Nov 14, 2010 02:52 PM

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

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      foodie_mtl Nov 12, 2010 12:16 PM

      Have seen them at Fruiterie Atwater many times.

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        Peaches to Poutine Nov 12, 2010 12:38 PM

        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.

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          ios94 Nov 12, 2010 01:54 PM

          Chez Nino at JTM sometimes carries them out of season.

      2. SnackHappy Nov 12, 2010 12:12 PM

        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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          carswell Nov 12, 2010 12:21 PM

          «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...

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            SnackHappy Nov 12, 2010 12:58 PM

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

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          Plateaumaman Nov 12, 2010 11:14 AM

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

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