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Hatch chiles

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Post by Warhorse545 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:30 pm

It is that time of year again. :woohoo Got my first 50 pounds in today and will fire roast the little green yummy bad boys up this weekend over mesquite. Anyone else a fan? I always think I buy enough and then run just a tad short.
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Post by Piney » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:57 pm

Do you buy them little beasties locally or order them ?

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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:50 pm

Bought some (2-3 pounds maybe??) freshly roasted on Saturday... I'm down to my last pepper. Need to restock.
The family doesn't care much for them so they're all mine. ;-)
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Post by clarionite » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:00 pm

I thought I stocked enough up last year. Then my 15 year old son developed a taste for them... Didn't have enough by far.

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Post by nyj » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:13 pm

Do you do anything special with them?


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Post by JSThane » Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:22 pm

Hatch is right up the road from us. You may all commence being jealous.

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Post by spolct » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:26 pm

hatch chile festival at central market until the 20th with lots of green chile goodies to be had. our favorite so far has been the hatch apple pie. delicious! just a small hint of chile and a very slight afterburn (could have used a bit more maybe). bought a few containers of fresh roasted peppers as well so we should be good to go for the next year or so.


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Post by Abraham » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:47 am

Warhorse545,

Yes, I'm a fan, but know nothing about how to go about roasting them.

How do you go about it?

Thanks

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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:46 am

^^^ Same as you'd roast any other pepper... There are various ways..

Central market brings out these huge wire barrel roasters with giant propane burners (like a small jet engine :mrgreen: ). The wire barrels turn in front of the heat source until the peppers are done.

At home I like to coat them with a bit of olive oil (NOT EV..! E-V oil is NOT for grilling. Temp is too high.) and roast them on the gas grill, turning occasionally until the skin blackens.

If you want to make skin removal easy, after it's well blackened, put the peppers into a brown paper bag and let them sit for 5 minutes or so. The steam will help the skins separate and will be easier to peel.

I'm sure there are other good ways to do it... Experiment and have fun.
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Post by Abraham » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:09 pm

RoyGBiv much thanks.

I've been eating them raw in salads.


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Post by clarionite » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:16 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:^^^ Same as you'd roast any other pepper... There are various ways..

Central market brings out these huge wire barrel roasters with giant propane burners (like a small jet engine :mrgreen: ). The wire barrels turn in front of the heat source until the peppers are done.

At home I like to coat them with a bit of olive oil (NOT EV..! E-V oil is NOT for grilling. Temp is too high.) and roast them on the gas grill, turning occasionally until the skin blackens.

If you want to make skin removal easy, after it's well blackened, put the peppers into a brown paper bag and let them sit for 5 minutes or so. The steam will help the skins separate and will be easier to peel.

I'm sure there are other good ways to do it... Experiment and have fun.

I do them in a similar way on my gas grill. I thought about smoking a little this year.
I didn't know about the paper bag trick. Thanks for sharing. You might have saved me a lot of time this year.

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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:15 pm

Abraham wrote:RoyGBiv much thanks.

I've been eating them raw in salads.
Yum...

My wife likes to cut them in slices (raw) and saute them together with sliced onions and garlic.
Makes a great topping for lots of things.... Steak, tacos, veggies (ever tried grilled broccoli or cauliflower?.. ), even over eggs for breakfast.
She uses Poblanos when Hatch aren't in season.
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Post by Abraham » Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:17 pm

Yes, and you're right.

I'm a meat eater, but I do love me veggies!


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Post by Warhorse545 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:10 pm

I got a friend that lives in NM that I have bring them in for me. Usually a tad cheaper then HEB and better shape. But at .79 a pound right now at HEB they are a deal. I got mine for about .43 a pound, but he has connections and travels to Austin a lot so I catch a break.

Me I just roast over hot coals if I got a lot and lots of time. If not, I will just toss on top of a gas burner on stove and keep flipping till skin is blackened. Brown paper bag works, as does a trash bag if you have a lot. Roast them, put in bag and let steam till cool. Then easy to peal skin right off. No burnt fingers and no fighting to pull the skin off. If a little bit sticks on them it is ok.

I have loved this time of year since I was a kid living in West Texas. seems there was also something in season and we had guys come into town with them. Was always something you could buy off a truck. Watermelons ( real ones with seeds ), cantaloupe, tomatoes, sweet potatoes ( like I said I hate ), peanuts, onions, all kinds of citrus near winter. Usually just a day or 2 out from being picked. Not like the wonder apples they can store now days for a year. But Hatch chilies were my fav.

Also meant school was about to start, but also meant I had something different then meat loaf and pot roast and tuna casserole to eat :) We had TACOS AND ENCHALADS. Man I do love this time of year.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:55 pm

Warhorse545 wrote:I got a friend that lives in NM that I have bring them in for me. Usually a tad cheaper then HEB and better shape. But at .79 a pound right now at HEB they are a deal. I got mine for about .43 a pound, but he has connections and travels to Austin a lot so I catch a break.

Me I just roast over hot coals if I got a lot and lots of time. If not, I will just toss on top of a gas burner on stove and keep flipping till skin is blackened. Brown paper bag works, as does a trash bag if you have a lot. Roast them, put in bag and let steam till cool. Then easy to peal skin right off. No burnt fingers and no fighting to pull the skin off. If a little bit sticks on them it is ok.

I have loved this time of year since I was a kid living in West Texas. seems there was also something in season and we had guys come into town with them. Was always something you could buy off a truck. Watermelons ( real ones with seeds ), cantaloupe, tomatoes, sweet potatoes ( like I said I hate ), peanuts, onions, all kinds of citrus near winter. Usually just a day or 2 out from being picked. Not like the wonder apples they can store now days for a year. But Hatch chilies were my fav.

Also meant school was about to start, but also meant I had something different then meat loaf and pot roast and tuna casserole to eat :) We had TACOS AND ENCHALADS. Man I do love this time of year.
I finished reading that and realized I was smiling ear to ear... Thanks for sharing. :thumbs2:
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