(ok, ok, after yesterday’s post which apparently grossed people out, we’re back to pretty and yummy!)
Last week, these arrived in our organic box:
I have never cooked with a tomatillo before but the beauty of receiving local products every fortnight is that other food writers, bloggers and cooks are out there cooking with the same things and I knew I had seen a recipe using tomatillos on Simply Recipes a week or so ago….
A short search came up with this recipe for tomatillo and chicken stew. I followed it pretty closely, using chicken from Rowe Farms, and yellow onions and garlic from the organic box, making it nearly but not quite a Keep it Local challenge meal…
To make the sauce, first, I rinsed the tomatillos:
It simmered for about 45 minutes to thicken and reduce (I think I was a little heavy handed with the lime juice…)
Verdict? A combination of heat and sweet and tender, falling apart chicken has earned this dish a place on my fall cooking roster. Could have used some fresh coriander that the original recipe called for but none on hand… Next time…