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? Is there anything you can do with ONE tomatillo?

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rainey Sep 15, 2013 03:02 PM

I'm making chile verde and when I got the sauce puréed and the pot simmering and went to put everything away I discovered one tomatillo left in the bottom of the bag.

I don't want to heat the oven to roast just one. Is it useful for anything? Are they ever eaten raw?

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    MrsJonesey RE: rainey Sep 15, 2013 04:00 PM

    Make a wee bit of salsa verde and use as a garnish?

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/foo...

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      Ladycale RE: rainey Sep 15, 2013 04:02 PM

      Chop it up and stir it into some guacamole?

      1. chefj RE: rainey Sep 15, 2013 04:19 PM

        Just throw it in the pot of Chili Verde. One unroasted Tomatillo will not be noticeable and it will cook in just a few minutes.
        And Yes they are and can be eaten raw.

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          rainey RE: chefj Sep 15, 2013 06:02 PM

          That's exactly what I did. Thanks!

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          4Snisl RE: rainey Sep 15, 2013 05:53 PM

          Chop it up and tuck into a quesadilla.

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            rainey RE: 4Snisl Sep 15, 2013 06:02 PM

            Thanks! Also a good suggestion but I've already chopped it up and added it to the chile verde as chefj suggested.

            Bet it would have been good in a quesadilla tho. ; >

          2. meatn3 RE: rainey Sep 15, 2013 11:26 PM

            I know you've already taken care of it but in case there are orphaned tomatillo's in your future just blanch it briefly. Then chop, Add it to a blender with chicken stock, chopped onion and some garlic. Blend. Use this in place of water to cook rice!

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              rainey RE: meatn3 Sep 16, 2013 06:19 AM

              Great idea!

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              BangorDin RE: rainey Sep 16, 2013 10:50 AM

              I'd just "roast" it on a fork over a flame burner, then add to pot.

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