HATCH CHILE ROASTING 2012 Please add dates.
New Alberstson's market ad is teasing Hatch Chile Roasting "Coming Soon", at $34.99 / 30lb. sack. Time to start planning for the season. I still have over a full sack of roasted in the freezer, I bought 3 bushels last year.
Please post here when you find new sources and dates.
Link to last year posts and schedules : http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/795799
You can do ANYTHING with hatch chile. Set some aside to use ASAP and put the rest in freezer bags. I like to clean and deseed the chiles first. Once it's frozen, you can take out as needed - chop and add to sandwiches, burgers, omelets, bloody marys, and my favorite, clam chowder. In New Mexico we eat chile with everything the way Californians eat avocado with everything. You can whip up a batch of red, defrost a bag of green, add a little chicken stock and minced garlic to the green and smother both over enchiladas or tacos or what have you for Christmas style chile.
If you are from NM then you will put them in small zip lock bags and use a little bag every week or so. If you are not form New Mexico then I assume you don't understand the New Mexican culture.
Rice is to Asians as Potatoes are to Irish, as Vodka is to Russians as Pasta is to Italians as CHILE IS TO NEW MEXICANS !!!! Enjoy!
El Rey Farms started taking Hatch Chili orders July 15 and has scheduled to have delivery/roasting at La Puente High School for the following dates:
Saturday, Aguust 11
Saturday, August 18
Saturday, August 25
Saturday, September 8
Saturday, Setember 15 (possible)
El Rey Farms is selling Hatch Chilis in Mild, Medium, Hot, XHot and XXHot.
El Rey Farms
Just keep in mind that you must peel the chiles and remove the seeds while they're still warm.
If you freeze them without this step, they'll be a nightmare to handle when thawed.
The easist way to clean them is under cold running water with a collander below to catch the debris. Wear gloves if your hands are sensitive.
i agree that they are easy to peel when thawed. the skins slide off like a glove. i stay away from rinsing, as i think flavor is lost that way. can't wait to refill my freezer. last year i missed the local date, so had to drive to bristol farms in palos verdes. my car smelled SO good on the drive home!
No no... don't rinse it!
Use a paper towel to gently brush the seeds off.
Using water to rinse it -> you are rinsing the best flavor in the world...
Yes it takes a longer time but if you want this flavor to last year round while you freeze it then NEVER rinse. It's a labor of love...
This week's Albertsons ad has dates as follows:
Aug. 4 @ Chula Vista
Aug. 11 @ Alhambra & Reseda
Aug. 18 @ Rancho Cucamonga
Aug. 25 @ La Habra
Sept. 1 @ Montebello