Hatch Chile Fever!
This past weekend was a good weekend for food.
Central Market is having it’s Hatch Chile Festival this week. For those of you unfamiliar, hatch chiles come from Hatch, New Mexico. They are famous for their distinct rich flavor. When I heard about the festival I was excited to buy some fresh ones to roast so I could make a variety of chile dishes over the next couple weeks.
When I walked up to Central Market, you could smell the peppers from 100 yards away. They were roasting them outside! When you walk into the store they had giant shelves of the peppers that had just been roasted outside.
Well hell yes, I was gonna buy the chiles that were already roasted. Roasting peppers can be a pain when you don’t have a grill or gas stove (and anytime I use my broiler it somehow sets off the smoke alarm). So I bought this lovely container of roasted Hatch chiles, and I have already made several meals with them. I wanted to post all my pictures at once, but I guess that leaves little to be desired from my readers. :)
More photos to come…