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40 Best Recipes for Hatch Chiles You Need Right Now

It’s Hatch Chile time, and that means many of us will buy a case of them (10 pounds or 25 pounds) and have them roasted for us, so we can bring them home and cook with them. We’ll save some in the freezer for later, so we can enjoy Hatch goodness long after their short August-September season is over.

In fact, now begins a month of public roastings in Southern California. Here’s a list of public Hatch roastings [1] if you need it; don’t miss out!

Or we’ll roast the Hatch chiles at home [2] ourselves. This is an easy option, especially if you buy less than a case. Either way, we’ll have loads of Hatch to use.

Best Recipes for Hatch Chiles on Shockingly Delicious [3]

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cookbook [4]
If you’re looking for great ideas for what to do with your roasted Hatch chiles, you’ve come to the right place! I have lots of suggestions for you, including a new book, just published by Melissa’s Produce, devoted entirely to Hatch.

“Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook,” by Sharon Hernandez and Chef Ida Rodriguez (2013 World Variety Produce, Inc.; $19.95), has more than 150 unique and classic Hatch chili recipes.

Rodriguez, Melissa’s corporate chef, and Hernandez, company co-owner, know their stuff. They wrote it to answer customer questions about what to do with Hatch, how to use them and how they are different.

Ida Rodriguez and Sharon Hernandez of Melissa's Produce [5]“Hatch is an ingredient you can put in any recipe; you can use them in everything, really,” Rodriguez says. You believe her after you taste her Sweet ‘n Spicy Hatch Pancakes, Soft Pretzels with Hatch Chile Mustard, the addictive Honey Mustard Pretzel & Nut Crunch, Hatch Devil’s Food Cookies and Hatch Lemonade. Lemonade? Yeah, you make spicy Hatch ice cubes to float in the drink, and it spices it up just perfectly!

Look for the book at the public roastings sponsored by Melissa’s Produce [1], and in the produce section of grocery stores next to the chiles themselves, or online [6].

Now let’s get cookin’ with Hatch! Here are some Shockingly Delicious recipes starring Hatch:

Poor Man's Burrito or Tailgate Teasers on Shockingly Delicious [7]Poor Man’s Burrito [8]
Savory Cheesy Kale Tart with Chiles on Shockingly Delcious [9]
Savory Cheesy Kale Tart with Chiles [10]
New Mexican Hatch Chile Cranberry Sauce on Shockingly Delicious [11]
New Mexican Hatch Chile Cranberry Sauce [12]
Speed Scratch Hatch Chile Cornbread on Shockingly Delicious [13]
Speed Scratch Hatch Chile Cornbread [14]
Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken with Hatch Chiles on Shockingly Delicious [15]
Slow Cooker Country Captain Chicken with Hatch Chiles [16]
Hatch Chile Margarita on Shockingly Delicious [17]
Hatch Chile Margarita [18]
Cherry Tomato and Preserved Lemon Salad on Shockingly Delicious [19]
Cherry Tomato, Hatch and Preserved Lemon Salad [20]
Newfangled Cowtown White Chicken Chili on Shockingly Delicious [21]
White Chicken Chili [22]
Green Chile Stew from the Pink Adobe on Shockingly Delicious [23]
Green Chile Stew from the Pink Adobe [24]
Hatch Chile, Grape and Grilled Onion Salsa on Shockingly Delicious [25]
Hatch Chile, Grape and Grilled Onion Salsa [26]
Here are some other wonderful suggestions from my food blogger friends:

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