Roasting tomatillos for salsas or sauces is very simple. Roasting is important to encourage the full flavor of the tomatillos. The easiest way is to roast your tomatillos under a broiler or in the oven. It doesn't take long at all.
How to Roast Tomatillos in the Oven
- 12 tomatillos
- spray oil
- Preheat oven to broil.
- Peel off the outer brown skin that wraps the tomatillos and discard. Rinse the tomatillos.
- Slice the tomatillos in half through the horizontal center (not up and down) and arrange on a large baking dish. Spray lightly with oil.
- Bake about 8 minutes, then flip the tomatillos. Bake another 5 minutes until skin side is blistering.
- Remove, cool and peel.
NOTE: The tomatillos will be very soft at this point, so peel directly over your mixing bowl. Also, if you prefer to bake instead of broil, preheat oven to about 400 degrees, then bake about 20 minutes. Then proceed. They will not char, but they will be just as good. I usually just leave on the outer skins when I roast them in the oven this way.
Enjoy your roasted tomatillos!