All things Hatch Chile!
There are many different types of hatch chiles and they have small differences overall with look and flavors. Most of the time, the hatch pepper is about a third of the heat index of a jalapeno. Just enough of a kick right? They have a very earthy flavor and depending on where they are grown, the pepper will also absorb a few flavors depending on the soil that it’s grown in. You can eat them raw or cooked. A popular way to enjoy them is roasted during peak season which is August and September. Did you know that 1 hatch chile, roasted (45g) is about 20 calories, 4g of carbohydrates, 1g of protein, and 20% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.
Something fun to note is that legislators passed a law in 2012 that prohibits the sale of chili peppers with the label “New Mexican” unless actually grown in New Mexico, or they must include a disclaimer label of “Not Grown in New Mexico”.
Grab some of our favorite hatch chili recipes here: