Just in case you missed the headlines…….it’s Hatch Chili season! Hatch Chili’s come from New Mexico’s Hatch Valley. They have grown in popularity over the years so much so that a lot of grocery stores have events where you can buy your Hatch Chili’s freshly roasted.
They set up the greatest roaster and roast them in less time than you could do them at home. My brother and I have done some hatch chilis for a few years. This year we bought the freshly roasted ones from our local Gelsons market. Talk about a game changer……it saved us so much time. I will ALWAYS buy them this way in the future.
Here’s a picture of the roaster that you’ll see in the parking lots where it’s offered during the season. It’s amazing…..it turns for several minutes until the skins are nice and toasted then they dump them back into a plastic bag and back to the box for you to take home. We didn’t have to wait any longer than the 15 minute trip home to start peeling them….