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to·ma·til·lo

 (tō′mə-tē′yō, -tēl′yō)
n. pl. to·ma·til·los
1. A ground cherry (Physalis philadelphica) native to Mexico but widely naturalized in eastern North America, having an edible, yellow to purple viscid fruit.
2. The fruit of this plant.

[American Spanish, diminutive of tomate, tomato; see tomato.]
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tomatillo

(tɒməˈtɪləʊ; -ˈtiːjəʊ)
n
1. (Plants) a solanaceous plant, Physalis ixocarpa, of South America
2. (Plants) the greenish-purple fruit of this plant that is a staple in Mexican cuisine. Also called: green tomato
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to•ma•til•lo

(ˌtoʊ məˈti oʊ, -ˈtil yoʊ)

n., pl. -loes, -los.
a plant of Mexico and the southern U.S., Physalis ixocarpa, of the nightshade family, one variety of which produces a small, green, tomatolike fruit used in cooking.
[1910–15; < Sp, diminutive of tomate tomato]
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Noun1.tomatillo - Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoestomatillo - Mexican annual naturalized in eastern North America having yellow to purple edible fruit resembling small tomatoes
ground cherry, husk tomato - any of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk; some cultivated for their flowers
2.tomatillo - annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoestomatillo - annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes
husk tomato, Mexican husk tomato, tomatillo - small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk
ground cherry, husk tomato - any of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk; some cultivated for their flowers
3.tomatillo - small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husktomatillo - small edible yellow to purple tomato-like fruit enclosed in a bladderlike husk
solanaceous vegetable - any of several fruits of plants of the family Solanaceae; especially of the genera Solanum, Capsicum, and Lycopersicon
Mexican husk tomato, Physalis ixocarpa, tomatillo, jamberry - annual of Mexico and southern United States having edible purplish viscid fruit resembling small tomatoes
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Tomatillo plants like a lot of compost, enriched soil, and even moisture.
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Yield: 4 servings TOMATILLO CHEESE GRITS 1 pound fresh tomatillos, husks removed 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup chopped onion 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 Serrano chili, stem and seeds removed, diced 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1 cup quick grits 2 cups water 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup grated white cheddar cheese Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste In a pot of salted water, boil tomatillos until soft, about 5 minutes.
New dishes include ceviche negro: burned salsa, marinated halibut jicama and cucumber; carnitas de pato: duck confit, tomatillo compote; and black truffle and chocolate tart: toffee chocolate, hibiscus and pumpkin seed ice cream.
To start my meal I tried the crunchy Flautas, made with chicken, cilantro sour cream and a green tomatillo sauce.
The new salsa flavors are glutenfree and available in 14-ounce tubs, including: Hatch Chile Salsa (Medium), made with authentic Hatch chiles combined with tomatoes, green chile and onions; Pico de Gallo (Medium), featuring Anaheim and jalapeno peppers, tomatoes and onions; and Salsa Verde (Medium), which offers tomatillo and onion, with bell, jalapeno and serrano peppers, plus green chile and cilantro.
The class, which was set to last through the afternoon, covered the basics of canning using different styles, freezing and drying tomatoes, how to make tomato sauce and three different kinds of salsa including mango, chili and tomatillo.
Seafood done, it's a good time to visit their taco shop (Dh12 each) next where Champis or mushrooms in tomatillo salsa is an excellent vegan choice.
Among the basics, you'll find recipes for Roberto's Tofu-Rizo, Chipotle Nut Cream, Pickled Cauliflower with Lemon and Chili, Salsa de Tomatillo Asado, Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce, and Killer Blood Orange Vinaigrette.
Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.; Solanales: Solanaceae), tomatillo (Physalis ixocarpa Brotero; Solanales: Solanaceae), pepper (Capsicum annum L.; Solanales: Solanaceae), zucchini (Cucurbita pepo L.; Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae), cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.; Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae), muskmelon (Cucumis melo L.; Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae), watermelon (Citrillus lunatus Tunberg; Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae), broccoli (Brassica oleracea L.
The dishes range from Sweet and Spicy Oven-Baked Jerky; Salmon Cakes with Capers and Dill; Honey Garlic Lemon Chicken Wings; Baked Yuca Fries; and Plantain Biscuits; to Summer Salad with Salt and Pepper Shrimp; Caramelized Brussel Sprouts with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts; Comforting Creamy Broccoli Soup; Baked Coconut Chocolate Apples; and Avocado Tomatillo Salsa.