|Naturally, freshly picked and roasted
green chile is best, but when you can't, you can't! These "Hatch"
brand canned chiles are enough to make a couple of dishes
with...other brands are available in other parts of the country, and
if you can't get fresh peppers, these are a good alternative.
Available in either "Mild or "Hot"
This is our favorite "store-bought" brand of dried red chile
peppers...they are the highest-quality we've come across, and are
grown and processed in the Hatch area. When we can't pick and dry
our own, this is our choice for dried red. There are enough chile
pods here to make 2 batches of Basic Red Chile sauce, which we
recommend as a starting point, since it's used in multiple recipes.
They are also available in either "Hot" or "Mild".
|This starter set will be enough to let you sample several recipes from the cookbook. We're betting you'll be hooked after that! Start with the basic Red and Green Chile sauces, then use them in classic dishes like Enchiladas, Huevos Rancheros, or Green Chile Stew, just to name a few. The book and video will show you exactly how to handle dried red chile, and how to roast your own fresh green chile if it's available.|