Charred Tomatillo Salsa
The best American name for this vegetable would probably be “Mexican green tomato”, but they actually taste nothing like regular tomatoes, In fact, the tomatillo is not a tomato at all. The tomatillo has a tart, lemony flavor that is enhance when cooked (especially roasted) and is an excellent base for salsas. While salsa (salsa verde) is the most popular way to enjoy tomatillo, they can be used in other ways. Tomatillos contain high amounts of vitamin A&C. Tomatillos are our #2 sales item!
1/2 pound tomatillos, husked, rinsed, patted dry
1/2 large white onion, cut into 8 wedges
1 jalapeño or serrano chile, halved, seeded
2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lime juice
Makes 2 cups
Preheat broiler. Place tomatillos, onion, and jalapeño on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Broil, turning halfway through, until blistered, 12-15 minutes. Let cool.
Transfer tomatillo mixture to a blender, add 2 tablespoons lime juice, and pulse until a chunky purée forms. Season with salt and more lime juice, if desired. DO AHEAD: Salsa can be made 3 days ahead. Cover and chill.