I have been meaning to do a garden wrap-up post but just don’t have the time right now. Maybe next week. I do however have a minute to tell you that I am adventurous today! I have never tasted anything with green tomatoes or done anything with them but throw them in the compost. I know. What a waste, right?
So I searched for ideas. You always see fried green tomatoes. I am not a HUGE raw/fresh tomato fan nor am I a big fried food fan (unless it contains potatoes, cheese, chicken or fish) so that was not something I wanted to try. I did hit on some green tomato salsa recipes that looked good.
This morning I made my first batch of green tomato salsa. It isn’t bad. I only had some broken chips in the bottom of a bag left, so I didn’t get a good taste. Dan felt like I did. I think there are definite possibilities… I plan to buy some chips tonight and have some tomorrow. Then probably make another batch. If we decide it is a keeper I’ll share the recipe.
What I like about it is that there is no blanching or peeling of the tomato! Much easier. And I think it would pair really well with chicken. In fact if we don’t love it with chips I have already decided that the jars I made today would still get used. I could easily add a jar to some chicken pieces in the crock pot and cook it all day. Wouldn’t that make a tasty enchilada filling?
There is satisfaction in being a little daring in the kitchen and saving something that would’ve otherwise gone to waste.
If you have any other good ideas for my remaining green tomatoes I would love to hear them! And if you are looking for more food talk on fridays head on over to Ann Kroeker’s for Food on Fridays.