If I could live with any chef and eat their food for the rest of my life, Rick Bayless would be one of my top picks. Besides the fact that I love Mexican food and that everything that I have made from Mexican Everyday (Recipes Featured on Season 4 of the PBS-TV series has come out wonderfully, he seems really nice. I follow him on Twitter and he is just so friendly and helpful!
All of my favorite Mexican recipes include cilantro and tomatillos. If given the choice between red or green sauce or salsa, I always go green. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a good source for tomatillos around here. It’s very hit or miss, so during spring break a day trip to Atlanta’s Buford HighwayFarmer’s Market was in order. If you can’t find something there, it simply can’t be found. I saw things, I’ve never even heard of, much less seen. But the huge bin of tomatillos is what I came for.
So, here is Auntie Pam’s tip of the day…did you know that tomatillos freeze beautifully? You don’t even have to chop or peel. Just wash them and place them in a single layer on a sheet and place them in your freezer. Once they are frozen, pop them in a bag. Their texture is a little different after freezing, but most of the time you are using them in sauces and salsa’s where they are perfect!! So, go forth and fill you freezer with tomatillos. You’re welcome.
And now for a favor. Tomorrow afternoon, I have to go back for a second look at something. So tonight, when you are saying your Now I Lay Me Down to Sleeps, if you could put in a good word or two for my right boob, I would appreciate it. Thank you.