It’s Hatch Chile Season

September 5, 2019

It’s Hatch Chile Season

Stretching north to south along the Rio Grande, you’ll find sunny and arid weather, a small town or two, and world-renowned chiles. Hatch Valley, nurtured by fertile soil and the ideal growing conditions of the New Mexican climate, produces one of our favorite treats: Hatch Chiles. These are one of a kind and exclusively cultivated from this corner of the world. And once you’ve tried them, you’ll never forget their distinctly sweet, spicy, crisp, and smokey taste.

Hatch Chile season is currently at its peak, running from early August to the end of September. And now, after being kissed by the southwest sun, these famous chiles have made their way to our produce department at Redlands Ranch Market! We are proud to have them in stock and ready for your culinary delights!.

How to Eat Hatch Chiles:

Hatch chiles are best roasted. While roasting can be done in several ways, we will discuss how you can cook them to perfection in your oven. Simply begin by setting your oven (this can also be done on your BBQ Grill) to 400°F. Put whole chile peppers on a lightly oiled baking sheet and place it in the center of your oven for about 20-30 minutes or until the skin of the peppers is lightly blackened.

Occasionally flip and rotate each pepper to achieve even roasting. Use these delicious roasted peppers in countless recipes! They pair wonderfully with enchiladas and chicken and of course, make excellent chile. Since it is a short season many of our customers roast and freeze Hatch Chiles in preparation for tamale season just a few short months away. Roasting and freezing Hatch Chiles sure makes it nice when you get the craving for that famous Hatch taste throughout the year!

Grilled green bell peppers on electric grill spanish style. Close up
Pork slowly stews with jalapenos, onion, green verde sauce and s

In our kitchen:

If you’d rather forgo preparing these peppers yourself, make sure to stop by our cocina for our two new Hatch Chile-centric dishes. We are now offering Chicken A La Diabla and Roasted Pork with Hatch Peppers. Chicken a La Diabla is resemblant of chicken chile verde. And our roasted pork is similar to pork chile verde but instead includes Hatch Chiles and potatoes. Stop by today and give them a try!

Looking for something unique to grill?

Stop by our meat department and pick up some freshly made Hatch Hamburger Patties. Our ground chuck is ground daily and makes for great burgers……especially when seasoned with fresh Hatch Chiles!

Hatch chile peppers come around just once a year. And their unbeatable flavor should not be overlooked. Stop by Redlands Ranch Market today for a taste of this famous South Western treat!