Normally, I'm a red salsa kind of gal, but I never knew how tasty Tomatillo salsa could be until I ate a homemade batch at a party. Oh my goodness! The salsa was absolutely scrumptious. Who knew that a fruit, also known as husk tomato, jamberry, husk cherry, Mexican tomato, or ground cherry could be such a yummy base for salsa.
I've never seen a freshly picked Tomatillo before and thought they were interesting looking. When you peel off the outer husk, there is a sticky film left on the Tomatillo which you need to rinse off before eating.
Since I love Simply Recipes, I used their Tomatillo Salsa Verde Recipe and made some of the delicious green stuff for a Friday night appetizer. I added a pinch more sugar than the recipe called for because I like a sweeter edge in salsa. For the tortillas chips, I bought some fresh-made corn tortillas at Whole Foods, cut them into chip size, fried them in Whole Foods 365 brand Canola Oil, and sprinkled them with some sea salt.
The end dish was so appetizing, that I want to try the Tomatillo salsa Verde on enchiladas, tacos, fish, and chicken. Yum!