Friends, do you realize what time of year it is? It's Hatch Chile Season! I'm always sad to see the end of summer draw near, but late August also brings the arrival of those treasured green chiles from Hatch, New Mexico, and that's something to be very happy about! Last year our wonderful friends Brad and Ashleigh mailed us a box full of Hatch chiles (and other assorted chiles and salsa), as they're much harder to come by in Boston. It was like Christmas in August!
Shrimp and Cheese Grits with Charred Corn and Green Chiles.
grilled pizza. I know it sounds weird, but even chain pizza delivery companies in New Mexico offer green chiles on their pizzas, and they're not wrong. It's delicious!
Hatch Chile and Potato Casserole. It's so rich and comforting. And how good do these Hatch Chile Flour Tortillas look? I also make a mean Green Chile Breakfast Casserole recipe from my mom (similar recipe here) that's a great way to start the day. If you want something classic, you can't go wrong with the New Mexico specialty, the Green Chile Cheeseburger.
Now, if you can't find the regional variety from Hatch, just substitute Anaheim chiles or canned green chiles. The important thing is to eat green chiles and to eat lots of them! Happy Hatch Chile Season everyone!