A pair of Latina women stopped by the farm the other day and I learned these are Tomates. In Mexico what we call tomatoes are called jitomates. Like tomatoes, tomatillos are a member of the nightshade family and are related to the Cape Gooseberry. Tomatillos have the firm and tangy consistency of red tomatoes but they come in a paper-like husk. Sometimes known as husk tomatoes, they are excellent for making salsa verde.
Recipe for Fire Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
3 lbs Tomatillos
1 cup chopped onion
1 clove of garlic
1 cup chopped cilantro
1-2 jalapeños (seeded and chopped)
1/2 tsp sugar
2 Tbsp lime juice
Salt to taste
Remove the husks.
Roast on a grill over hot coals (no flame) for about 20 minutes until tender. Turn them when they begin to blacken. This will give the salsa the black flecks that want in a fire roasted salsa.
Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until the desired consistency.
Salt to taste.
and once you have your salsa made you can turn it into this recipe...