BBQ Pork, Corn, and Tomatillo Salsa
|September 19, 2013||Posted by Julz under 30 Minute Meals, Meat, Mexican Influence|
Food Trend: Tomatillo. It’s September and you can’t walk through a Farmers Market without spotting these small green husked fruit. Tomatillos are also known as husk or Mexican tomatoes. They are the base of mostly all Salsa Verde (you know, the green sauce you get at Mexican restaurants with your chips). They have an acidic and sour taste, but can also be very bitter.
Interpretation: Usually I’ll use Tomatillos as a salsa, but for this recipe I wanted the consistency to be more of a sauce.
Adaptation: This meal was created around the BBQ. Usually I would roast or blister the tomatillos, but since I was grilling the pork, I thought I’d give everything a grilled flavor. I grilled the Tomatillos, Garlic & Shallots on a foil trey for about 5 minutes on each side, then threw the ingredient in the Vitamix. Super easy dinner.
NOTE: When you peel the husks, your fingers will get very sticky. Also there is a “smelly gym shoe” odor that comes from the husk. So make sure to wash your Tomatillos & your hands well.
Ah, perfectly grilled corn. I grill my corn wrapped in foil with PAM Butter Sprey. Make sure to poke holes in your foil. Once the corn cooled, I shucked the corn off the cobb.
My Vitamix is one of my favorite kitchen tools. After grilling my ingredients, I just threw them in the Vitamix (which withstands very hot food) and blends to my liking.
When plating, I sliced the pork and added the Tomatillo Sauce down the middle of the pork. Then topped with my grilled corn and sprinkled the plate with Chipotle Oil (another Filling Station purchase). But it was still all-the-same-looking…
…So…to finish plating, I added fresh cilantro and Sriracha.