Best Hatch Chile Recipes

Best Hatch Chile RecipesGet the above Hatch chile recipes by clicking on their images at the bottom of this post.

Within about 3 weeks, you will start to see the very special, very delicious Hatch chiles at your local markets.  And when you do, I suggest taking advantage of it, because their season is only about 6 weeks long.

A few years ago, Melissa’s Produce introduced me to Hatch Chiles and I’ve loved them ever since.  Hatch Chiles are a prized New Mexican chile and are available only in August and September. These favorite Southwestern chiles are grown in the Mesilla Valley, just north of Las Cruces, where the sunlight is intense and and the nights are cool.  This climate combination results in a chile that has a wonderful earthy flavor, with a subtle sweetness and kick to it.  To be honest they’re not actually very hot — they’re generally more a mild-medium heat pepper, which makes them incredibly versatile in the kitchen.

Best Hatch Chile RecipesAnd if you’re really lucky, there will be a Hatch Chile Roasting near you.  At the roastings, you can get a huge box of the chiles and they’ll roast them for you on the spot.  This is particularly awesome because the roasted peppers freeze beautifully — so you can eat them all year long.  The dates for the  2014 Hatch Chile Roastings in Southern California are here.  (When I have more dates in other areas, I’ll let you know.)

By the way, by “best” Hatch chile recipes, I mean my best Hatch chile recipes.  (Everyone can call theirs “the best,” I know.  So these are mine. 😉 )

Click on the images below for the corresponding recipes.

Roasted Hatch Chile Cornbread Casserole

Roasted Hatch Chile Cornbread Casserole

Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Bacon and Eggs

Hatch Chile Pepper Jack Bacon and Eggs

Hatch Chile Shrimp Sauté with Coconut Rice

Hatch Chile Shrimp Sauté with Coconut Rice

Roasted Hatch Chili Zucchini Bread

Roasted Hatch Chili Zucchini Bread

Hatch Chile Agave Compound Butter

Hatch Chile Agave Compound Butter

Roasted Hatch Chile Seared Scallops

Roasted Hatch Chile Seared Scallops

Smoky Hatch Chile Skillet Cornbread

Smoky Hatch Chile Skillet Cornbread {Gluten-Free Recipe}

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch-Chile Stuffed Sole

Fire Roasted Corn and Hatch-Chile Stuffed Sole Wrapped Two Ways: Bacon or Sweet-Potato

Hatch Chile Tequila Chicken Tostada

Hatch Chile Tequila Chicken Tostada

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Comments

  1. Blanca says

    HATCH CHILES! HATCH CHILES! YUM YUM YUM!!! (I sang that btw). I bought a 30lb bag last year and it didnt last long. This year I will buy 2 because I want some of those tostadas and skillet cornbread. Um and maybe some of that butter with the zucchini bread. You make me hungry!

  2. says

    OMG, I want to try every single recipe! Everything looks absolutely mouth-watering, Valentina! I tried Hatch chills for the first time last year and loved them! Thanks for all the recipes! CC

  3. says

    I have made several of these and now see a few more that I must try! The rolled sole, for example (with the bacon!). Last year I ordered Hatch chiles to he delivered only to find them fresh at our market. This year I will check the market first! Thanks for the wonderful recipes (and gorgeous photos!) ~ David

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