Tomatillos look like small green tomatoes surrounded by green husks and are translated to 'little tomatoes' in Spanish. In reality, tomatillos are a firm fruit that is very acidic and adds tons of brightness and tangy/sour flavors to sauces, stews and salsas.
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- 1 1/2 cupsServings
4 large tomatillos (about 8 ounces), husked and rinsed
1 medium jalapeno, stemmed
3 large garlic cloves
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Several sprigs of cilantro (or parsley)
½ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
Juice of 1 lime
1 small white onion, small diced and rinsed under cold water
Freshly cracked black pepper
Preheat broiler. Line a baking sheet with foil.
1. Broil tomatillos, jalapeno and garlic until slightly blackened and blotchy, about 5 minutes.
2. Pulse broiled vegetables, evoo, cilantro, pumpkin seeds, lime juice and ¼ cup of water until a coarse puree in a food processor or blender.
3. Fold in rinsed onion.
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