Tag: New Mexican food

  • A Culinary Odyssey through New Mexico

    A Culinary Odyssey through New Mexico

    Where Trails Converge and Chile Reigns Supreme New Mexico, a land steeped in history and flavor, bears witness to centuries of cultural exchange and culinary evolution. From the ancient Pueblo people to Spanish conquistadors, Mexican settlers, and American pioneers, each group has left its mark on the state’s diverse gastronomic landscape. Central to this flavorful…

  • The Hatch Chile Season

    The Hatch Chile Season

    A New Mexico Tradition Every year, as summer wanes and the days begin to shorten, a vibrant energy pulses through New Mexico. The culprit? The Hatch chile season, a cherished time when the state comes alive with the smoky aroma of roasting chiles. From bustling farmers markets to roadside stands overflowing with vibrant red and…

  • Hatch Red Chile Powder

    Hatch Red Chile Powder

    Hatch red chile powder, a vibrant and flavorful product hailing from Hatch, New Mexico, has become a beloved ingredient in kitchens across the country. One of its most significant advantages lies in its sheer practicality. Unlike fresh roasted chile, which require cleaning, roasting, peeling, and sometimes seeding, Hatch red chile powder comes ready to use.…

  • The Gentle Giant: All About the Big Jim Chile Pepper

    The Gentle Giant: All About the Big Jim Chile Pepper

    Among the fiery pantheon of New Mexico chile, the Big Jim stands out as a gentle giant. While Hatch chiles are synonymous with the region, it’s the Big Jim that offers versatility and a milder heat profile, making it a favorite among those who love chile flavor without overwhelming spice. In the realm of peppers,…

  • New Mexican Food

    New Mexican Food

    A Culinary Adventure in New Mexico: A Celebration of Chile, Posole, Pinto Beans, and Tradition New Mexico’s vibrant culinary scene presents a symphony of flavors, deeply rooted in Native American, Spanish, and Mexican influences. Our state’s unique cuisine is a testament to its rich cultural heritage, where the humble chile pepper reigns supreme and traditional…

  • Hatch Red Chile Pork Tamales: A New Mexico Kitchen Adventure

    Hatch Red Chile Pork Tamales: A New Mexico Kitchen Adventure

    How to make Tamales The aroma of Hatch red chiles mingling with savory pork and warm masa is pure New Mexico magic. Making tamales takes time and effort, but the results – flavorful bundles of tradition – are well worth the reward. They’re perfect for gatherings or freezing for future feasts. Here’s your expanded guide…

  • 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…

  • Hatch Chile Roasting Near you in 2024

    Hatch Chile Roasting Near you in 2024

    If you are looking for roasted Hatch chile near you this year, you’ve come to the right place! Hatch chile roasting is an incredibly important part of New Mexican culture. This delicacy has spread to surrounding states and even further as New Mexico’s delicious food touches the hearts of more and more people. If you…

  • Posole – New Mexico’s Favorite Corn

    Posole – New Mexico’s Favorite Corn

    Posole is a very popular soup in both old Mexico and New Mexico. It is also the name of a common ingredient in New Mexican food. Posole is another name for hominy, a nixtamalized corn. Few things make New Mexicans feel more of a festive spirit than posole, especially when it is made with the…

  • Chile Pasado

    Chile Pasado

    Roasted, Peeled, and dried Hatch Green Chile Chile Pasado is essentially dried roasted Hatch green chile. Although most people In New Mexico freeze their fresh roasted green chile to preserve it, dried chile is a fantastic method if you have a dehydrator. When people think of dried New Mexico chile, they often think of the…

  • About New Mexico Chile

    About New Mexico Chile

    What is New Mexico Chile? New Mexico chile refers to the various types of chile peppers grown in New Mexico, primarily around the Rio Grande valley, with the Hatch Valley being the largest individual growing region. Although many farmers also grow varieties of chile such as jalapenos, typically we refer to Numex varieties as New…

  • The World of Beans

    In almost everywhere in the world, beans will be consumed in some fashion very regularly. Around East Asia, you often see sweet bean jams, and tofu is essentially soymilk, coagulated like milk is into cheese. In Italy, minestrone soup is famous for having many types of beans and grains. In the Middle East, hummus is…

  • 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…

  • Chicos Food

    Chicos Food

    Few foods outside of red and green chile will evoke such a comfortable and homey feeling as chicos and pinto beans. Pinto beans are a staple in New Mexican cuisine, with people getting very excited for new crop beans in late September. Chicos are another thing that New Mexicans go wild for, and are typically…

  • 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…

  • How to choose good New Mexico chile

    How to choose good New Mexico chile

    It’s June now, which means that chile has already been in the ground for over a month in all the major farming regions of New Mexico. We are around 2 months away from the 2024 chile season, and the time is right for a guide to how to pick out good chile. First things first…

  • Jhett’s New Mexico Green Chile Recipe

    Jhett’s New Mexico Green Chile Recipe

    As enthusiasts from around the world gather for the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, it’s the perfect time to celebrate with a local culinary favorite—the green chile sauce. Renowned for its unique flavor, roasted green chile holds a special place in New Mexican culture and has even spread its influence to places like Denver. Although you…