Had a wonderful girls lunch out at the Cheesecake Factory this past week. If you’ve ever been you know their menu is HUGE and everything sounds interesting and delicious. At our request, our server gave us a run down of her favorites from each category. She named Sweet Corn Tamale Cakes as one of her all time favorite appetizers, which was quickly seconded by the most experienced Cheesecake Factory veteran at the table. That was easy! Bring 5 forks please. Today I will use this recipe to try and lure my kid off the lake and into my kitchen.
The star ingredient in Salsa Verde is the tomatillo. Similar in appearance to a small green tomato (once their paper-like husk is removed), however with a quite different flavor. The tomatillo has a mild, almost citrus like flavor. They are great to cook with since they don’t need to be peeled or seeded. Salsa Verde is as prominent in Mexican cooking as tomato sauce is to Italian cuisine.