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Taster’s Cherce

I found these at the farmer’s market a few weeks back. At first I thought they were baby tomatillos but they are called huskberries. Beautiful, bright color. Unwrapping a bunch of them is tedious but also like opening little gifts.

They have the most peculiar taste. I can’t do justice to the flavor, they are  a cross between a cherry tomato and a gooseberry. It is a little strong for me so I’ve been using them in salads along with regular cherry tomatoes and they provide a nice accent. I spoke to a chef last week who said she’d dip them in chocolate. Why not?



1 TheGreenMan   ~  Sep 1, 2011 1:31 pm

Never heard of a huskberry before. The really do look just like small tomatillos. Betcha they would make a nice green salsa. Yum!

I make a green and white chili using tomatillos. Green for tomatillos, green peppers, celery, green chiles, cilantro, lime juice and green chili powder. White for white onions, white beans, ground chicken and chicken sausage. This post has me thinking I need to make it again this weekend.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 1, 2011 1:58 pm

You need to take pictures and send us a recipe and we'll make it a Taster's Cherce.

The huskberries are sweet.

3 TheGreenMan   ~  Sep 1, 2011 2:20 pm

Will do.

I know you are a fan of simple pasta dishes. Have you ever eaten at San Pietro on E.54th Street? Great simple pasta dishes with fresh ingredients. And they provide the recipes on their website under "Our Cuisine". Bonus!

My favorite is the simplest. Spaghetti con Pomodorini e Basilico. Just olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes and basil. So good! Sometimes I sprinkle some diced and fried pancetta on top. Sometimes I don't.

Check it: http://sanpietro.zxq.net/

4 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 1, 2011 2:47 pm

4) Noice. Good looking. That's dope.

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