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Best Frozen Green Chile ABQ/SF

ny.frenchfry Apr 18, 2013 10:39 PM

Forgot to add that I want to take home some frozen Green Chile, where should I go to pick some up? Thank you for any suggestions!

  1. andreapa Apr 20, 2013 07:05 AM

    I no longer live in New Mexico but I've had good luck at the Fruit Basket on North 4th St. in Albuquerque. I bought frozen green chile there on my last visit to the area in January 2012. We were pleased with it when we got home. They have lots of dried chile products as well.

    1. Sid Post Apr 20, 2013 10:31 PM

      Sparky's in Hatch, NM. Seems like it's $11 for 5# of peeled chopped frozen Hatch Green Chiles.

      It's a little south but, great if you are going to make a day trip to Las Cruces.

      1. DebitNM Apr 22, 2013 04:37 PM

        There used to be issues taking frozen green chile as carry on; so if you are flying, keep that in mind.

        You can get really quality frozen chile in most supermarkets, http://theauthenticnewmexican.com/ has very good chile.

        1. finlero Apr 22, 2013 08:24 PM

          I'm no expert connoisseur of frozen green chile, but I agree with DebitNM that just about any neighborhood supermarket in the state will have pretty good stuff. Most of them sell pint/quart containers of peeled and chopped (Bueno brand, etc.), as well as giant bags in the bigger frozen bins, at times without a brand name, sometimes peeled, other times not, usually labeled by heat level.

          1. ChileMonster May 9, 2013 09:21 AM

            Fruit Basket is a fantastic place!

            1. BananaBirkLarsen May 9, 2013 11:58 AM

              You've probably left NM at this point, but for future reference I usually get my green chile from the Fresh For Less produce market on the corner of Cerrillos and St. Francis in Santa Fe. Their chile comes in little ziplock bags, either peeled or unpeeled, and in mild, medium and hot. At this time of year, I'm pretty sure they're roasting imported Anaheim peppers, but when green chiles are in season, they sell their own, both fresh and frozen. Quite tasty and some of the best prices I've seen in town, although I've found I prefer to buy the chiles unroasted and to roast them myself on the grill or in the wood stove. It gives them a really nice, smokey flavour.

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