It’s time to celebrate, Hatch Green Chile Peppers have arrived. The legend goes that in New Mexico green chile peppers go in everything: salsa, soup, salad, sidedishes and main dishes. And with my love of these green chiles, I’m already planning my first batch of Green Chile, some Hatch Mac n’ Cheese, and a Colorado Burrito. Once you start, it’s addicting and first up are these Hatch Green Chile Burgers with Tequila Lime Seasoning.
Last weekend as I pulled into Whole Food’s parking lot, I was elated to see that big black roaster churning with aromatic Hatch chiles. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on a bag. Yesterday I bought a half bushel and have tidy little baggies full of roasted green chiles in the freezer to use all Winter long. You can purchase Hatch chile seeds and grow them anywhere, but I’m a purist and like to make sure my stash was grown in the Land of Enchantment. And this gringo buys them medium or hot. The flavor is outstanding. If you want you can remove the veins to calm down the heat, but the seeds are heatless.