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Oct 18, 2006 06:47 PM

Too late for Hatch green chilies?

I suddenly have a craving for NM style green chili, and I'd like to make it myself. I remember rworange posting about a store carrying them somewhere in the Bay Area, but I can't find the post.-I am computer challenged, I admit it.
Afraid I may be too late, but I'd love to give it a shot. Last time I was in Santa Fe, I bought frozen roasted red and green chili, wish we had that here too!
Anyone remember seeing any anywhere? They were supposedly Hatch chilies too.
Thanks in advance.

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  1. That was ...

    La Borinquena Mex-icatessen
    582 7th Street
    Oakland, CA 94607
    (510) 444-9954

    Closed Sunday and Monday
    Tue-Thu 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
    Fri-Sat 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

    I was there Friday, but didn't notice if they still had the little packets of NM chile. They do have dried NM green chili powder which tastes pretty good to me.

    For a little while Raleys was selling them fresh, but that seems to be over. The fresh, obviously were so much better than the packaged.

    4 Replies
    1. re: rworange

      Thank you so much!
      I am probably out of luck for fresh. Just found the frozen stuff I bought in Sata Fe online, but it's about $60 for one or two pounds of roasted green chili. Will definitely call the Oakland store, thank you.
      Time to get a new craving.

      1. re: rabaja

        Well, if they have the packets, they were really tiny one ounce sized. So a pound or two would be really pricy. The powder, if that works, was $3.50 for about a cup-full which will last me a long, long time. You might check at the Ferry Plaza Saturday market at Tierra Vegetables which has one of the best pepper selections locally. They might have something similar or maybe you could use another pepper for texture and the dried NM chili powder for flavor. There's a number for Tierra on the website so you could ask.

        1. re: rabaja

          We order our fresh NM green chile straight from Hatch. Shipped in 80 pounds this year. Roasted it and loaded it into the freezer. As good as anything we had while living in Santa Fe.


          1. re: chilihead2006

            That sounds like a lot of fun, and work. Mind my asking how much you payed? I can order roasted whole or diced chili still, although it's frozen and would cost me around $150, I think...there's a minimum. I'll plan better next year, but I can't shake my craving. I'm heading to the Tierra Farmstand next week in hopes of finding something close.

      2. Firme at the Berkeley FM sells roasted green chilis (but not yet this year). Don't know if they are Hatch or what. I went to the Denver Mile High Flea Market in June and it seemed like every other booth was roasting them.

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        1. re: chocolatetartguy

          I called Firme Farm, thanks for the tip. They said they roasted and sold the peppers several weeks ago, and are done for the season. I may need to shell out some cash for the frozen from NM!

        2. Oh wait, Tierra does sell New Mexican varieties and for them this is prime-time for peppers

          1. Just another thought, but have you tried calling Green Chile Kitchen in SF to see if they will sell you some peppers? After all, they DO have them because they use them in the food. They are nice people, so they might sell you some.