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NYNM

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Chile Roasting Alert Fri, 08/8/08 10:10 AM (permalink)
Sign of summer's decline: same my first (2) chile roasters set up in supermarket parking lots. Soon the air will be filled with the aroma....mmmm....
 
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    uncledaveyo

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    • Location: Northern California
    RE: Chile Roasting Alert Fri, 08/8/08 10:28 AM (permalink)
    One of the finest aromas on the planet: thanks for the reminder!
     
    #2
      MiamiDon

      RE: Chile Roasting Alert Fri, 08/8/08 10:37 AM (permalink)
      I saw that on one of the food channel shows. Sounds great to me.

      Like this, right?

       
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        desertdog

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        • Location: Scottsdale, AZ
        RE: Chile Roasting Alert Fri, 08/8/08 11:34 AM (permalink)


        Make a pilgrimage to New Mexico the end of this month the Hatch Chili Festival...

        http://www.nmchili.com/hatch_chile_fest.htm

        Some of the finest chilis you are likely to ever taste. I made it over to New Mexico and the town of Hatch last year shortly before the event, have to say I ate rather well in that little town....

        http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=20647


        DD

         
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          NYNM

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          RE: Chile Roasting Alert Fri, 08/8/08 11:01 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by MiamiDon

          I saw that on one of the food channel shows. Sounds great to me.

          Like this, right?




          Right!

          (You just go into the supermarket, usually right near the front door, grab a big burlap bag of chiles (usually divided by mild, medium, hot and forgetaboutit), pay for it (maybe $15/20), take it outside to the parking lot, they attendant rips it open and roasts it for you right there. Takes about 15 min.

          As an alternative, go to local farmer's market where they roast their own right there and pop them into large plastic bags, buy while the bag is still hot. Sometimes they even roast other sweet peppers, which is a nice complement)

          The tradition is to roll up a just roasted pepper in a warm tortilla and eat on the spot.
           
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            kland01s

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            RE: Chile Roasting Alert Sat, 08/9/08 9:32 AM (permalink)
            A friend of mine just moved to Las Cruces but will be returning to Chicago several times a month. Time to call on him to be a chile mule!
             
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              NYNM

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              RE: Chile Roasting Alert Mon, 08/11/08 1:12 PM (permalink)
              Reported in The New Mexican newspaper:

              At the NM state fair this coming Sept. NM plans to break a Guinness world record: making the longest chile ristra.

              All state fair visitors are invited to participate in tying on the chiles. If you do, you will receive a Mardi-Gras style necklace with a chile on the end.

              Guess which state now holds the record??


              (North Carolina!
               
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                NYNM

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                RE: Chile Roasting Alert Tue, 08/19/08 8:11 PM (permalink)
                For those out of state chile lovers:

                When I flew out of ABQ airport I asked security if you can bring green chile in your carry-on.

                They said: No if it is in a can (like someone would actually buy the one in a can!) but YES, you can, if it is frozen!!(?)

                So fly on in folks, and bring on the ice!!


                 
                #8
                  xannie_01

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                  • Joined: 10/18/2005
                  • Location: albuquerque, NM
                  RE: Chile Roasting Alert Tue, 09/2/08 4:44 PM (permalink)
                  i got 40 pounds of big jims and 40 pounds of sandias (HOT!!) along with some poblanos.
                  went to our new mercado and got some fajita chicken, queso fresco and stuffed some of each.sorry i didn't have my camera. they didn't stay around long enough to take pics.
                  my neighbor stated i am finally a real new mexican. ole!
                   
                  #9
                    BQ Matt

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                    • Location: Wichita, KS
                    RE: Chile Roasting Alert Mon, 10/6/08 4:32 AM (permalink)
                    I wasn't a native New Mexican, but lived there for 7 years. Smelling the first chiles of the year roasting is one of those scents that defines the season. Kind of like fireplaces burning for the first time in the fall, the smell of rain in the spring, pine or cinnamon at Christmas. To me, the roasting chiles were a signal that summer was almost over, with fall right around the corner. I'm a big football fan, so it also signaled the start of football season.
                     
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                      NYNM

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                      • Location: New York, NY/Santa Fe, NM
                      RE: Chile Roasting Alert Mon, 10/6/08 8:34 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by BQ Matt

                      I wasn't a native New Mexican, but lived there for 7 years. Smelling the first chiles of the year roasting is one of those scents that defines the season. Kind of like fireplaces burning for the first time in the fall, the smell of rain in the spring, pine or cinnamon at Christmas. To me, the roasting chiles were a signal that summer was almost over, with fall right around the corner. I'm a big football fan, so it also signaled the start of football season.


                      You are so right! And, of course, the fireplaces are burning pinon. That pinon scent is another sign of the seasons, and delicious!
                       
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