Tomatillos were included in my latest CSA box from SavRaw. Our African Grey parrot, Dodger, started the process of removing the outer leafy wrapping when I wasn’t looking.
Carnival squash, which is marginally easier to cut than acorn squash.
While I roasted the squash at 375 degrees, I also toasted the seeds on another cookie sheet for about 10 minutes. Tossed an apple in and roasted it whole. Also a whole onion cut into 8ths and a couple of cloves of garlic.
After the squash came out I set the oven to broil and cooked the tomatillos along with some small red tomatoes under the flame for 5-10 minutes till they were blackened bit. Used my hand blender to blend the tomatillos, half of the onion and the garlic together. It was very very tart, so I added in a few of the red tomatoes until it was a bit milder.
I had some steamed brown jasmine rice on hand, so I mixed the tomatillo sauce into the rice along with the rest of the chopped roasted onion bits. Kitty and I ended up adding a bit of the roasted apple to the stuffing mix now and again, and it was good! Might add raisins another time.
A few leaves of arugula rounded out the flavor pallet…savory, salt, sweet, peppery/bitter.