|Freshly roasted New Mexico Hatch green chiles|
|Chiles on display|
What I found was a pretty display and half a dozen volunteers roasting chile peppers and enthusiastically sharing samples and ideas on how to use these bright green beauties with a very curious lunch crowd.
|The aroma of the roasting chiles is addicting.|
The chiles are somewhat easy to find in canned versions in grocery stores; however, the packaging must include that they are from New Mexico to be authentic.
Fresh chile peppers are quite spicy, but once roasted some of their heat goes away and you are left with a more mild but seriously bold flavor.
|Roasted chile peppers|
Now what do I do with all these chile peppers I purchased?
Lucky for me, I found a recipe app for Hatch green chiles.
Yes.... there's an app for that.
|The chiles start out a beautiful bright green color.|
In honor of the chile harvest, I'm going to put some of these recipes to good use.
Check my upcoming posts for some amazing ways to use these wonderful bold and flavorful peppers - hint, hint... Chile con Queso, Green Chile Cheeseburgers and more.
Plus, my version of the famous Silver Coin Margarita to wash it all down the hatch!
|Hot and steamy chile peppers|
And that is a little slice of Cowgirl right from my own neighborhood.
Have a great week!