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How to Roast Chile

how to roast chile
How to Roast Chile

Do you grow green chile seeds?
Then you probably will have a great chile harvest to roast. 

Here's our top tips on roasting chile at home:

Use your Oven to Roast Chile:
Set your broiler to 425°F, use a metal cookie sheet and arrange your chile pods on the sheet in a single layer. Some people opt to lightly coat chile with olive oil  and line your pan with foil, but you don't have to do this, it's optional. We have an old pan we use to roast chiles so we skip the foil, less is more! Place the tray in the upper third of your oven and roast for about 10 minutes – watch them to see that they start to blister and blacken, and turn them to get even an roast on all sides, then take them out of the oven and steam them.

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Use your Grill to Roast Chile
Here's how to roast green chile on the grill:
preheat your grill on high heat, then simply arrange your clean chile in one layer. Turn the chile pods to get the black charring and blistering evenly on all sides, this usually takes about 8-15 minutes total. 

How to Steam Roasted Chile:
We like to use old pyrex glass baking dishes with glass lids to steam our chile after roasting on the grill. No plastic needed, and it captures all the delicious liquid essences nicely as well. Steaming is important as it helps loosen the skins and cool them off before peeling. 

How to Roast Chile - Murphy's Law of Peeling Chile
How to Peel Roasted Chile:
Once cool, it's time to peel the chile. Wear gloves if the chile are spicy-hot! We will pinch or cut off the stem, then peel the skins off and remove the seeds. Don't rinse chile with water, as this washes away the flavor! 

Use immediately or put the roasted chile in your fridge, or freeze in reusable sealed containers for long term storage. 

How to Roast Chile at Home

It takes time to roast and peel your own chile, but it's totally worth it!

Grow your own Hatch Chile Seeds

Hatch Chile Seeds

Hatch Green Medium - Big Jim

Authentic green chile flavor and medium heat! This heirloom variety has been grown in the Hatch Valley of southwest New Mexico for over a century. Hatch is a term describing several different green chile varieties ranging from mild to extra hot. This Hatch Green variety offered here is Medium hot and perfect for roasting. Then use it every day in all your New Mexico inspired dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!