Russ’s Market is bringing Hatch Back! Hatch Chile season has begun so stop by one of the next few weekends for hatch chile roasting and get some delicious chiles for your next meal! They are only available once a year!
Hatch chiles are only grown one place in the whole world: Hatch Valley, New Mexico! The intense sunlight and cool nights of the Hatch Valley make it a unique environment to grow these chiles and makes their flavor different than any other chile.
Hatch chiles can be red or green, depending on when they are picked. Green chiles are picked before maturing and are roasted for a smoky flavor. When left to mature, they turn red and develop a sweeter flavor. The heat of a hatch chile depends on how dry the year was: the drier the year, the hotter the chile!
Hatch chiles are an incredibly versatile ingredient. They are great for soups, dips (try them in queso!), salsa, or as toppings for burgers and more. Did you know? One medium-sized green chile has much vitamin C as SIX oranges!