Tomatillo or Mexican green tomatoes

Tomatillos are a fruit popular with Mexican and Southwestern cooking. Resembling a small green tomato, tomatillos can be distinguished by they’re thin parchment paper like wrapping.

The flavor hints at apple and lemon and are most often used while still firm. They can be readily found in supermarkets throughout the western United States. If not markets that specialize in Latin American foods are sure to have them. Look for firm and dry fruits with tight fitting husks.

Unless a recipe says otherwise, be sure to remove the paper like husk before cooking,

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