Frozen Green Chile sources in Phoenix?
I have been wanting some frozen green chile to put in my fridge.
With the high cost of mail ordering frozen green chile to here in Hawaii.
I thought about having a friend from Phoenix pick some up and bring some out when she visits.
Can anyone tell me sources of frozen green chile in Phoenix.......in large amounts so that we could pack em up in a cooler frozen, and put them in our check in luggage?
Thanks to all in advance.
Basha's has frozen roasted,chopped green chiles.They are in small plastic tubs not big quantities.I think the brand is Baca's .I have used them before and they are muy picante,so be warned.Also, Food City(16th.st. & Mojave/35th ave & Glendale) sometimes has a chile roaster going on week-ends and if your friend can pick some up and freeze them for you these would be the best.
I wouldn't be surprised if one of the Ranch Markets would have a roaster going although I don't remember seeing one.
Don't know about Phoenix, but down here in Yuma the chili roasters are only going during harvest season in New Mexico (August/September). Plus buying roasted chilies is the easy part; to be used in recipes they need to be stemmed, seeded, and peeled. Last time I bought a 30# sack, the cleaning took several hours and rubber gloves.
Here at least, Food City and Walmart both carry 13 oz tubs of frozen, cleaned, chopped green chilies from New Mexico--either mild or spicy (they also have similar tubs of ground fresh red chilies which are also good.)
One on line source for these is www.buenofoods.com
Shipping costs are higher than the costs of the chilies, unfortunately.
Although I am not in Phoenix, I am in New Mexico and I might have what you need. We are a green & red chile processing business here in New Mexico. We sell flame roasted, hand peeled whole chile products. In either large or small quantities. I am not sure how much I can help you on the freight but I can try. Our website is down for changes but should be up in about one month (only the seed section is up now-www.biadchili.com). All the chile we sell is locally grown New Mexico varieties. Let me know if I can help you. My contact info is on the site. Chris