I had a need for green tomatoes for the stunningly marvelous idea of recreating an Austrian dessert dish - Griseknödel mit Grünen Paradeisern (Semolina Dumplings with Green Tomato Compôte). Of course I didn't realise that green tomatoes are next to bloody impossible to find in the UK.
Basically you can't get them... anywhere. Until that is my dear pal Johanna suggested the Mexican restaurant in central London. What may turn out to be a slightly misguided idea I actually brought a pack of genuine, imported La Costeña Tomatillos. Mestizo charged me twenty quid (US$38). Excessive? Expensive? Crazy? Yep all of those!
The tin contains 6lb 4oz of imported Mexican Tomatillos. Not even certain they are the quite what I need but I am about to open them for the minuscule 6oz I need.
So people I need some ideas on how to use the rest up. I need links to recipes people!