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New Mexico Dried Chile Peppers



New Mexico Dried Chile Peppers

New Mexico Dried Chile Peppers are as representative of the State of New Mexico, as Big Ben is to the city of London.   New Mexico is known for both their Red & Green Chile Peppers. The most well known chile pepper growing area is around Hatch, New Mexico in the southern part of the state. The area grows what is considered the “classic” New Mexico Chile Pepper. We work with a family in Hatch which grows what we consider the best tasting chiles in the state. They grow, dry and either crush or grind their red and green chile peppers. The flavors and colors are amazing.

Red Chile sauce is made from red chile powder, and the Green Chile Sauce from chopped fresh or crushed green chiles. All sauces can also be made from powdered or crushed chiles. In New Mexican restaurants, they will ask if you want Red or Green Chile Sauce on your meal. If you can’t decide, then ask for “Christmas” and you’ll get half Red Sauce and half Green Sauce on your dish.

If you are looking for an easy Ancho Red Chile Sauce recipe, please take a look at ours.  This recipe uses Ancho Chile Pepper Powder but New Mexico Red Chile Powder can be also used.  We also have a recipe for Posole, which is a white hominy stew, made with these dried red New Mexico Chile Peppers for the spice.  We always make a large pot of posole in January and freeze part of it so we can enjoy it throughout the year.

Add dried New Mexico Dried Chile Peppers directly to your recipes – whole, crushed, ground, diced, sliced or pureed. The whole dried pod can be ground in your spice or coffee grinder, with or without the seeds, depending on your heat tolerance. Fresh or rehydrated chiles may be roasted first over a fire to release additional flavor. A nonstick skillet for 5-10 minutes will work in a pinch. Be sure to use low to medium heat for this and be careful not to burn or scorch them. They can also be rehydrated by pouring hot (not boiling) water over them and letting sit about 10-15 minutes. Don’t soak longer as they tend to become bitter.

If you are a fan of Chile Peppers, we have a good selection ranging from the mild Guajillo Chile Pepper PowderAncho Whole Dried Chile Peppers, Gochugaru Korean Chile Powder, and Ancho Chile Pepper Powder, to the extreme heat of the Ghost Chile Powder and Ghost Salt.  Others include New Mexico Mild Red Chile Powder, New Mexico Medium Red Chile Powder, & New Mexico Hot Red Chile Powder, New Mexico Hot Red Crushed Chile Peppers, New Mexico Hot Green Chile PowderUrfa Biber Crushed Chile Peppers from Turkey, Scotch Bonnet Flakes, Chipotle Whole Dried Chile Peppers & Chipotle Chile Powder, Birdseye Chile Powder, Aleppo Crushed Chile Peppers, Jalapeno Chile Pepper FlakesJalapeno Chile Pepper Powder, Habanero Chile Pepper PowderJapones Chile Peppers, and several other peppers, salts and blends.

Contains: New Mexico Chile Peppers

Additional information

Weight 2.000 oz
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1 oz, 2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz

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