Tomatillos, often called husk tomatoes, are not especially common in this neck of the woods, but they can be found. They are from the nightshade family and grow encased in a papery calyx – think Chinese lanterns or golden ground cherries.
We are lucky to have several excellent Latin markets full of prepared salsas as well as the ingredients needed to make your own.
Make Tacos! To make one of the best tacos you’ll ever eat, gently simmer shredded chicken in salsa verde. Toast small flour (or corn) tortillas in a very hot pan and build your taco with the chicken, the warm sauce, cold crisp shredded cabbage slaw, sliced avocado, and grated mild cheese. Squeeze some fresh lime over it all and dig in.