Too late for Hatch green chilies?
- rabaja Oct 18, 2006 06:47 PM
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.
That was ...
La Borinquena Mex-icatessen
582 7th Street
Oakland, CA 94607
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.
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.
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.