Foodie, Social Networker and Super Tweeter Mel Kettle tweeted last Saturday that she had spied some Tomatillos at the Kelvin Grove markets. She observed that they are hard to come by in Australia and in fact, she had never even seen them for sale in this country. She is right – they are a rare commodity indeed. But how can this be? There is a huge Mexican Wave going at the moment with a Taqueria on every corner and ‘market eating’ is the buzz. You can’t make Mexican without Tomatillos.
Well, now I can make authentic Mexican. A happy coincidence meant I was not interstate on a Wednesday so I hot footed it up to the City Farmers Market with a hunch that the same stall might be there. And it was. And it had Tomatillos. And they were only $10 a kilo!! (less than Bananas) And I bought some. Thanks Mel.
So now, I will be entering the exciting but slightly scary world of using these new found beauties. I was a bit ambitious in the amount I purchased so I think I might try Fire Roasted Tomatillo Salsa, Tomatillo Salsa Verde (this looks particularly delicious) or even Salsa of Pumpkin & Tomatillo. Depending on quantities, I might even have enough for a Tomatillo Tequila Cocktail! Stay tuned
I say Tomatillo too.