I call myself a locavore and I prefer for the majority of the foods I prepare and consume to be grown within a 100 mile radius of my home. Although New Mexico does not meet those criteria, I thought it would be fun to celebrate the hatch chile season with our friends in the southwest.
It is hatch chile season in New Mexico and my local grocery had cases of the fresh green chiles displayed when I was there this week. The hatch chile season is from the beginning of August through the end of September. Hatch chiles are like Anaheim chiles, which are typically found in our local groceries year round, however the heat of the hatch chile is more intense.
These well known chiles are grown in the village of Hatch, New Mexico. It is my understanding, that around this time of the year that the air is filled with the aroma of these fire roasted peppers. My brother lives in Arizona and sent me this recipe for his favorite roasted hatch chile pork stew. I’m on fire!