Tomatillo Toma Verde
Botanical Name: Physalis philadelphica
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Tomatillos originated in Mexico and are an essential ingredient in salsas and many other Central American dishes. These bright green fruits with a sweet tangy flavour develop within unusual papery husks that are removed before eating.
How To Grow
In pots or trays of seed-raising mix in a sunny, but sheltered position.Sow seed 6mm (1/4in) deep, firm down gently and keep moist. Seedlings appear 7-21 days.Sow seed 6mm (1/4in) deep, firm down gently and keep moist. Seedlings appear 7-21 days.
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Mexican Salsa Verde
- 500g tomatillos, husks removed
- 1 bunch of spring onions
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 cup of chicken broth
- Chillies, charred
- 1/3 cup coriander leaves
- Spoonful of thickened cream
- Simmer diced tomatillos, green onions and garlic in chicken broth until the mixture is reduced.
- Add charred chillies, coriander and a spoonful of cream and puree in a blender.
- Season with salt, sugar and lemon juice. Serve with nachos, tacos or other Mexican dishes.