There are so many crazy veggies out there, how do you know which to choose? I often try new ones to shake up my normal purchases but this particular veggie offers a different slant on cooking with peppers and gives new meaning to hot, mild, and medium!
Have you heard of Hatch Chiles? These peppers are known for the hot ‘pop’ and their aroma when roasting. Hatch Chiles arrive once a year and you can’t find them everywhere. I will give you a few tips on how to Roast these little green darlings up! Grab those plastic gloves because these little hotties can be spicy and you don’t want that burning feeling on your eyes, or mouth! Now let the hotness heat your dishes up! Are you ready to lavishly live Hatch Chiles out loud and enjoy a new veggie?
Hot, Mild, Medium, how do you like your Roasted Peppers? NO matter the heat, you are going to love is the taste of the pepper in all of your favorite recipes and the aromatic smell they provide when roasting, like not other! If you like things hot, roasting brings out the hot in the peppers. If you cook Chili for the football games, mix these little heaters into your recipe and I bet you get a lot of new happy chili lovers because the taste of undeniably delicious. Think of the Hatch Chiles as the Dom Perignon of peppers!
New Mexico is where these hot little mommas come from and they are Hatch Chiles that come in three 3 heat levels: medium, hot and oh baby,……extra hot! As you roast them, they get more intense with heat but the aroma is out of this world! Yes, I eat them and my Mom also loves them, you should see our head thermometers, lol when we eat them hot!
Why love a Hatch Chile? Hatch Chiles come from the fertile Mesilla Valley in New Mexico and the soil conditions and climate produce the world’s best chile peppers that are full of bold, chile flavor. If you like robust flavor and zesty fragrance you will get that when you roast these peppers.
How To Roast (wear those gloves….*****)
1) Line A Tray With Foil
2) Clean the peppers free of inside debris
3) Place on Tray
4) Turn Broiler On
5) Allow to bubble, to a light char, then flip
6) Pull out, place in a plastic bag, freezer and when they come out they slide right out of their skin
7) Freeze your finished product for use in the Super Bowl Chili’s!
I love placing these in my vegetarian chili as well as some of my sauces to amp up the flavor just a bit, they are very versatile and a little goes a long way. Lavishly live the Hatch Chile out loud and prepare to enjoy a Chile Pepper like never before as you lavishly live food out loud!