What is a Hatch Green Chile?
A Hatch Green Chile refers to varieties of species of the genus Capsicum which are grown in the Hatch Valley, an area stretching north and south along the Rio Grande from Arrey, New Mexico, in the north to Tonuco Mountain to the southeast of Hatch, New Mexico.
A Few Unknown Facts about Hatch Green Chile
- If you just bite into the tip of a very hot chili pepper and not into the placenta or vein, you won't get any heat.
- Chili peppers and bell peppers are the exact same genus and species.
- The heat in chili peppers is not detected by birds.
- Chili pepper is used to feed flamingos in zoos to keep them pink.
- Chemicals from the peppers are put in paints to put on boats to keep barnacles from attaching to the sides.
Are Hatch Green Chilies spicy?
Hatch chili peppers are grown and harvested in Hatch Valley, New Mexico. They are harvested in late July and early August and have a variety of spice levels from mild to extra hot. The peppers are long and curved, much like the Anaheim chili pepper, and are perfect for stuffing.
Featured Hatch Green Chile Recipe
Hatch Green Chile Lasagna
Who doesn't love Lasagna? How about a delicious creamy lasagna with just a hint of spice? This is a dinner you and your family will love!
Power Road Farmers Market is Roasting Hatch Green Chile 7 Days A Week!
They can be purchased Fresh or Roasted, by the pound or gunny sack everyday!