Bread + Cheese + Hatch Green Chile = A Heavenly combination
Green Chile Pizza
Pizza is a delicious and fun meal for any time of day that can be made in so many different way. This recipe features how to make a variety of pizzas with homemade sauces and some suggestions for home made dough.
Traditional New Mexican Posole
No Christmas or New Year's celebration in New Mexico is complete without three things; Tamales, Biscochos, and Posole (Non New Mexicans may spell it Pozole)!
Green Chile Chicken and Sweet Corn Flautas
The recipe is so simple, and you can easily alter it to your taste (or make it vegan by leaving out the chicken). The end product was easily one of the most delicious meals I have ever had!
To me, summer means simple. It means small bites to be enjoyed on the back deck with friends. It means a recipe that takes two shakes of a lamb's tail, just like these Mini Green Chile Stuffed Bell Peppers.
Wine Fest and the Southern New Mexico State Fair are never complete without quesadillas with asadero and green chile. I'm pretty sure these quesadillas are a regional thing, so I set out to recreate it for all you good people out there.
Green Chile Street Corn Dip
Chile verde salsa, been there, done that. Sour cream dips, not really my jam. What about something more substantial, something with texture and weight that required a hearty chip for dipping? WHAT IF I turned a street food standby into a go-to party dish?
Roasted Salsa Verde
Seriously, this salsa verde is so delicious, and it makes a giant VAT's worth without really trying. I roasted the tomatillos to give it that extra charred flavor, and blended them with already roasted green chile and a few spices to give it a deep and slightly spicy taste.
- Goal #1: That gorgeous, rustic crack on top of the bread. SOLUTION: PRAYER.
- Goal #2: Not too crumbly. SOLUTION: A couple splashes of milk, if necessary.
- Goal #3: Honey instead of refined sugar. SOLUTION: Just use honey instead of sugar. Surprisingly simple!
- Goal #4: Good green chile flavor. SOLUTION: 3/4 cup green chile, possibly some green chile liquid.
- Goal #5: Texture interest. SOLUTION: Add corn kernels (frozen or fresh will work).
The result of all these was a pretty darn delicious batch of green chile cornbread. I was kind of proud of myself, I almost shed a little tear (or I may have just used the hot chile...).
If this isn't brunch heaven, I don't even know what to believe anymore. But don't worry. It IS brunch heaven. It also could be dinner heaven or snack heaven or middle-of-the-night-when-no-one-is-watching heaven.
The green chile alfredo sauce only requires 5 ingredients. On top of being super easy, how elegant is this sauce?! I think the act of developing rich flavors with only a few ingredients is the true test of a great cook. All that's left is to choose the noodles that match your mood (Isn't that how everyone chooses noodles?).
Risotto with Green Chile and Shrimp
Risotto with Green Chile and Shrimp NEEDS to be on your next entertaining menu. Now before you run off into Why-Are-You-Making-Life-Difficult Land, let me tell you that risotto has gotten a wrongful bad rep for being a difficult dish to make.
I know what you’re thinking. Grits? To a cookout or a potluck? To be honest, I thought the same thing. But when my boyfriend’s mom suggested the recipe and made it for this exact purpose, it WORKED. And they were YUMMY.
In this salad I had a lot of crisp summer veggies, some chicken, and the creamy avocado. But I was missing the crunch component that is always the cherry (or chile) on top for me. So I set out to create a more flavorful, more interesting crunch than tortilla strips for my go-to Southwestern Salad. This crunch became my pecan encrusted hatch green chiles.
The Frittata Formula: eggs+added protein of choice+cheese+veggies+extra flavor punch. Depending on your mood, you can either make a frittata with carefully planned ingredients from the store, or you can toss in whatever is left in the bottom of your fridge.
Hatch Green Chile Enchiladas
When anyone mentions "Hatch green chile," the immediate mental image is none other than traditional enchiladas. When that image pops into your head, which is more likely to accompany it? Is it your favorite restaurant that magically places the batch before you, or do you venture out and create your own?
Hatch Chile Rellenos
The Big Jim & Joe E. Parker Chilies make excellent rellenos (stuffed chiles) because the pods are large and meaty, but any of the New Mexican varieties work well in this recipe. Top these chile rellenos with either Classic Green Chile Sauce or Red Chile Sauce.