Tomatillo (Physalis Ixocarpa)
Tomatillos are native to Central and South America, where they have been cultivated for centuries--even before the first tomatoes! Tomatillos, or 'husk tomatoes' as they're sometimes called, are important vegetables in authentic Mexican cuisine. Tomatillos are ready to harvest when they have filled out their papery shell--or just after they've fallen.
- Store at room temperature, with husks on, for up to 2 weeks.
- For longer storage, refrigerate in husks-but not in a plastic bag.