What else would a girl want on a pretty day. :)
It's Hatch Chile season around here. Hatch Chiles are grown in New Mexico and they are some mighty fine tasting buggers. I live close enough to NM that the grocery stores here carry the chiles and you can buy them by the bushel..... also have them roasted right at the store if you want.
I opted to roast my own.
You can get Hatch chiles as hot as you like. I am a wuss so I buy the mild ones. :)
Set up the block pit with a few coals...
Added some chiles once the coals were hot...
Let them roast til the skins blackened and blistered..
Gave them a good stir with the cookin' rake when needed to blister all sides..
Pulled the roasted chiles when ready, placed them in a pot to steam and added more chiles to the cinderblock pit..
After steaming, the chiles are easy to peel and seed.
I made a tasty green chile sauce with some of them...
I used a recipe by talented cooking friend Dr Trout Bum.
Grilled some cod next...I love cod and if there were any way I could raise them myself I would. :)
Heated a few tortillas...
A flaky cod taco topped with Hatch green chile sauce...
Looks like a lot of work but it was well worth it. lol
I froze some of the chiles and also some of the sauce. Hopefully will be good eatin' this winter. :)
btw.... That really is my cookin' rake. I have others for hard labor. :)