TOMATILLO

Havelock North Village Press - - News -

The tomatillo re­sem­bles a small green tomato and in Mex­i­can cook­ing it is of­ten re­ferred to as such. How­ever, the tomatillo grows en­cased in a pa­per-thin husk sim­i­lar to a cape goose­berry. The fruit can be used raw or cooked and adds a dis­tinc­tive flavour to Mex­i­can and Span­ish dishes. They grow well in warmer climes but tend to take over the gar­den. Those familiar with Mex­i­can cook­ing prob­a­bly al­ready know or have heard of tomatil­los. They are a sta­ple in Mex­i­can cook­ing and like toma­toes be­long to the night­shade fam­ily.

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