I put my purple tomatillos to use and made some salsa.
Purple Tomatillo Salsa
10-12 purple tomatillos
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4-5 cloves garlic
1/2 chopped white or yellow onion
3 tablespoons cilantro
a squeeze of lime
First, husk and roast your tomatillos and jalapeno under a broiler until your pan starts to look like a gruesome crime scene.
See what I mean? Poor little tomatillos.
Then throw all your ingredients into a blender, food processor, or, my personal recommendation, a Magic Bullet. No, I didn’t actually buy it. I stole it from my parents’ house.
Something funny happened with mine that I can’t really explain. When I squeezed in the lime juice, the tomatillo salsa turned from green to purple. Then I mixed it and it went back to green. Then after a night in the fridge it went back to purple. Funny little vegetables. Wait, no … fruits??
Before you taste it, be prepared for what to expect. This unconventional salsa is sweet when it first hits your tongue. Then comes the glorious heat and the bite from the onions and garlic. You also get some of the tangy lime and cilantro flavor in there, too.