1. They're coated in a waxy film that you must wash off prior to utilizing the tomatillo. Make sure to thoroughly rinse the tomatillos and dry them off with a clean paper towel.
2. Tomatillos are tangy and slightly acidic. They can be enjoyed raw but I suggest you taste a piece before deciding how you want to utilize them. Raw salsa is one of the best preparations for the tomatillo. Mix it into a tomato based salsa for a fresh and acidic pop.
3. Tomatillos are absolutely delicious roasted. Many recipes online suggest roasting them for salsa verdes and I also roasted mine. Once roasted, they're subtly sweet and the acidity is toned down a touch. Blend them up and mix them with fresh onion, jalapeno, cilantro, and other salsa ingredients. So delicious!
If you spot them at the market, snatch some up. You can use them a variety of ways and if you're unsure, google some recipe ideas! I always google recipe ideas when I'm working with a new ingredient! Comparing recipes, you'll find the tips and ingredients you need to create your own dish!
Jonathan - Happy Veg
Dedicated Foodie. Proud Vegetarian. Recipe Creator. Friend to all Animals.