About Me: Tomatillos originated in Mexico and are a part of the nightshade family. They look like a tomato wrapped in a papery husk - similar to ground cherries. At Catena Farm we grow both green and purple tomatillos.
Tomatillos have many uses such as with stews, soups, salads, curries, marmalade, and of course, salsa. Tomatillos can also be dried to enhance the sweetness of the fruit with a hint of tomato flavour.
Before use, remove the papery husk and rinse thoroughly. They have a sticky film that needs to be cleaned off.
To store: Tomatillos can be stored in their husks for 2 to 3 weeks in a paper bag in the refrigerator.
To freeze: To freeze them, peel the husk, rinse and dry the fruit. Place them in one layer on a baking tray (optionally lined with parchment paper) until frozen. Then place the frozen tomatillos in freezer bags or airtight containers. Tomatillos will not retain their shape once thawed. Use only for appropriate dishes.
Recipes: Coming Soon!