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19 October 2009

Enchiladas! I just made the last recipe here, except that I used diced chicken breast rather than squash (sauteed it for 10 minutes rather than 3 to avoid the salmonella thing), and it was OMG yummy. That was the first time I've ever cooked with tomatillos, and it was nice to go from gawking at them in the supermarket to actually doing something good with them.
Both of those recipes look yummy and thumbs up on the change to chicken (squash is yucky).
posted by deborah 20 October | 01:03
I'm drooling. That sounds SO delicious, and I really really want to try this recipe... but alas. Here in Australia, I cannot get tomatillos (that I know of), definitely cannot get poblano peppers anywhere near me, and have not yet seen either pepper jack cheese or corn tortillas. *sigh* I'm really missing Mexican food!

Glad to hear it turned out so well for you, though. Congrats! :)
posted by po 20 October | 03:22

I am thinking of doing a USA road trip and just stopping off to have MeCha people cook for me. I suspect that it would turn out very well :)
posted by gaspode 20 October | 07:51
Oh, that does sound good. (*bookmarks*)

Another way to use tomatillos is in salsa verde, which I make at intervals, parcel out into small containers, and freeze. Simply Recipes has a good and very easy version (you could use Anaheim peppers if you have issues with the heat of jalapenos or serranos). It's great in enchiladas, of course, but also over grilled meat or chicken or seafood, or with fried potatoes, or in an omelet. (I've also been known to can it in pretty jars and give them out as gifts, back when I was broke and had a long list of people to whom I owed Christmas presents.)
posted by kat allison 20 October | 09:03
I was just gawking at some tomatilloes the other day. This sounds amazing. Enchiladas are my favorite food and infinitely variable...I'll try this - a nice veggie dish!
posted by Miko 20 October | 09:47
"It's a happy enchilada and you think you're gonna drown /
that's what makes the world go round."
posted by aniola 20 October | 10:46

(story at 5 minutes in)
posted by aniola 20 October | 10:54
Easy salsa:

Remove the husks from tomatillos. Wash well. (They're sticky!) Dry well.

Place under broiler, along with a couple of jalapenos (or serranos, or other chiles that meet your tolerance level) and an onion (cut into quarters). Shake every once in a while to ensure even browning. Broil until blistered. Place in a blender with some salt. Cilantro, if you like it.

That's it. Easy and very yummy.
posted by mudpuppie 20 October | 10:56
Yum yum yum yum yum to everyone's suggestions.
posted by occhiblu 20 October | 11:20
I am thinking of doing a USA road trip and just stopping off to have MeCha people cook for me. I suspect that it would turn out very well :)

Until you got to jason's_planet's home where he'd serve you liver. (Without the fava beans and a nice chianti.)
posted by essexjan 20 October | 12:18
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