Category: dried chile

  • Red Chile Sauce: A Study in Pure Flavor

    Red Chile Sauce: A Study in Pure Flavor

    The Heart of New Mexican Cuisine In the Land of Enchantment, red chile sauce reigns supreme. It’s more than just a condiment; it’s a cultural touchstone, a fiery symbol of our state pride. The question “Red or Green?” echoes through New Mexican kitchens, and while we adore our green chile, there’s something undeniably special about…

  • The Magic of New Mexico Red Chile Pods

    The Magic of New Mexico Red Chile Pods

    Red chile pods are the fundamental part of the red part of our New Mexico state question, “Red or Green?” Sundried Hatch red chile pods are an amazingly flavorful addition to New Mexico cuisine. Although many people like to use red chile powder, chile pods are better for a few major reasons. Benefits of Red…

  • Chile Pasado: The Timeless Flavor of Hatch Chile Delivered

    Chile Pasado: The Timeless Flavor of Hatch Chile Delivered

    Chile Pasado, also known as the chile of the past, is a beloved roasted Hatch chile variety that holds a special place in the hearts of Hispanic families in Southern New Mexico. With its unique smoky flavor and delightful heat, this traditional chile has been enjoyed for generations. While freezing roasted chile has become the…

  • Red Chile Stacked Enchiladas

    Red Chile Stacked Enchiladas

    If you have ever been through New Mexico, or at least been to a New Mexican restaurant, odds are you have had enchiladas. Red chile, green chile, chicken, cheese, beans, mushrooms, vegetarian or vegan, they are delicious any way they come. Personally, I like recommending red chile over green for enchiladas, because I think the…

  • Albuquerque Chile

    Albuquerque Chile

    If you think about chile in Albuquerque, probably two names come up, Farmers Market and Fruit Basket. A large reason for that is that we both have a lot of history in Albuquerque. When we first started roasting chile in Albuquerque in 1977, chile was already a large part of the cuisine, but roasting chile…

  • New Mexico Chile Ristra FAQ

    New Mexico Chile Ristra FAQ

    All about chile ristras I get asked a lot of questions about chile ristras, ranging from “How long do ristras last?’ to “How to take care of chile ristras?” This made me think that many people will probably be wondering about it online too. Because of that, I decided to make a quick FAQ with…

  • Using chile powder

    Using chile powder

    If you have ever walked down the spice aisle of the grocery store, odds are you have found at least one or two types of chile powder. Paprika is widely used throughout Europe and the Americas. It is not spicy, but it gives a nice earthy flavor to whatever it is used on. Cayenne pepper…

  • The Many Varieties of Chile

    The Many Varieties of Chile

    Many types of New Mexico chile Although we sell green chile by temperature, Mild, Medium, Hot, Extra Hot, XXX-hot, etc, the differences between them run deeper than that. Chile has been a big thing in New Mexico for a long time, and as a result, many different varieties exist. Many are bred for their size…

  • Pequin Chile is more than just a decoration

    Pequin Chile is more than just a decoration

    Every year around mid September, New Mexico is awash in different shapes of chile ristras. If you find a ristra in the shape of a heart, wreath, cross, or something else, it’s probably made with pequin chile. The reason why, is because it is smaller, and therefore less fragile. In general, most people just use…