Tomatillos, like tomatoes, are technically a fruit in the nightshade family. They are mostly known for being the key ingredient in salsa verde, a Mexican staple. They ripen to a variety of colors: green, yellow and even purple. Their flavor is tart, crisp, and slightly sweet. Although first cultivated in Mexico, they are now commonly seen all over North America. For this recipe, I am featuring tomatillos from Harvest Moon Organic Farm and Molten Melon Hot Sauce from Hot Sauce 4 Good. Try this delicious tomatillo salsa on a summer night with grilled shrimp or sea scallops.
Salsa Verde: Tomatillo Salsa
2 cups chopped tomatillos (remove husks first)
2 limes, zested and juiced
1 TB roasted garlic olive oil
1 tsp Molten Melon Hot Sauce (add more to taste)
Salt + Pepper
2 TB chopped cilantro
1 TB chopped chives
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Using a stick blender, rough puree approximately half of the salsa. Salsa is best refrigerated for at least two hours.