Tomatillo, Chorizo and Corn Soup

tccIn my continuing series of recipes that remind me of warmer times, tonight I return to the Tomatillo. A member of the Nightshade family that thrives in North America, the tomatillo resembles a green tomato. It’s covered with a paper husk, and when cut open, is a little more dense than the tomato and has more seeds. The tomatillo has a slightly citrusy flavor. Some describe it’s flavor as similar to the green tomato.

I bought quite a few tomatillos a couple weeks ago and still had six left. I decided to make…

Tomatillo, Chorizo and Corn Soup
2 cups broth
6 tomatillos, husk removed and cut into quarters
1 poblano pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 – 1 lb chorizo, chopped and cooked
1 cup corn

1. Combine the first three ingredients in a blender and blend until they reach your desired consistency. I blended until my mixture was just shy of a puree. Set aside.
2. Cook your sausage until done.
3. Add the broth mixture and corn and heat.

You can serve this topped with some nice sharp cheddar. It would also be great with a wedge of lime. If your looking for an adult beverage to serve with this, it’s screaming to be served up with a Corona with lime.

Look at how lovely and green it is! Isn’t it beautiful?

28 days until spring! Enjoy!

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