Tomatillo Bacon 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!
6 medium sized tomatillos, small diced
1 medium shallot, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced (my jalapeno had turned orange in the sun)
2 slices bacon, cooked to a crisp and crumbled
2 Tbs cilantro, minced
2 tsp oil
1 limes juice
Kosher salt to taste
In a small bowl, combine the tomatillo, shallot and the jalapeno pepper. Add the crumbled bacon and stir to coat. Add the minced fresh cilantro, the oil and the lime juice.Combine everything and season to taste.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.