Medium (Joe Parker) is a variety of chile developed at New Mexico State University. It is a medium sized, meaty variety ranging in size from 5 to 8 inches in length. Unlike Big Jim, Joe Parker is relatively consistent in heat and doesn’t vary much from one pod to the next. It is great for rellenos, but won’t yield the huge half pounders that Big Jim does. Like all our other roasted offerings, our Joe Parker is flame roasted in the traditional New Mexican style then gently peeled by hand. Packages are 1lb vacuum sealed freezer bags, which are re-sealable like a zip lock. Our roasted, frozen chile is shipped in insulated containers on gel packs and typically delivered less than 36 hours from the time it is taken out of our freezers.
Roasted Red Joe Parker has a great flavor, and can be used in all the same dishes as green chile. Our Roasted Red chile can also be used to make traditional New Mexican red enchilada sauce. Check out our recipes for more great ideas.