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Review: Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook and Giveaway

Review: Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook and Giveaway

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cookbook recipe Hatch Chile Cornbread

Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook

A little spice makes everything nice, especially when it comes to Hatch Chiles. Hatch Chile have a unique flavor, meaty flesh  come in a variety of heat levels from very mild to very hot, making them very versatile in recipes.  

I recently picked up a copy of Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook, written by Sharon Hernandez and Chef Ida Rodriguez. The cookbook provides a wide variety of recipes that use Hatch Chile, from tenderloin to cookies. The one thing I like this book is that you can use the same recipe for most meaty chile pepper.

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cook book open

Win a copy of this cookbook? Enter raffle below!

What are Hatch Chiles?

Hatch ChilesHatch Chile are a uniquely flavored chiles that only grow in the Hatch Valley, north of Las Cruxes New Mexico. Their unique growing region in the valley provides a meaty pepper with mild to hot heat. Hatch Chile is only available from August to September, so most folks roast, skin and freeze Hatch Chile for use throughout the year. Fortunately many nice food stores sell frozen hatch and hatch powder year round.

See my other article for a full summary of Hatch Chiles. 

Recipes from Melissa’s Hatch Chie Cook Book

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cook book cover Last year I made Hatch Chile everything from with the 35 pound box of Hatch Chile I picked up at last year’s Hatch Chile roast at Bristol Farms. Of course I made the standard hatch salsa, mixed it with omelets and made  a nice Hatch Chile relleno. Although I knew there had to be more recipes for this versatile chili. 

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cook book autograph

 

I attended the book signing event and went home to try out some of the recipes. My favorite recipes were the Hatch chili deviled food cookies and Hatch Chile potato au gratin; both recipes were a hit with friends. Find out where you can taste the dishes and enter for a free copy of the cookbook below

Pictures of the dishes featured in the Cookbook 

Dutch Yellow Potatoes Salad with Roasted Hatch Chile Vinaigrette

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cook book recipe Dutch Yellow Potatoes Salad with Roasted Hatch Chile Vinaigrette

Dutch Yellow Potatoes Salad with Roasted Hatch Chile Vinaigrette

 

Baby Heirloom Tomato & Grilled Corn Salad 

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cookbook recipe Baby Heirloom Tomato & Grilled Corn Salad

Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Corn, Hatch Chile, Basil & Italian Vinaigrette

 

Hatch Chile Cornbread 

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cookbook recipe Hatch Chile Cornbread

Fresh Baked Cornbread with Roasted Hatch Chile

 

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cookbook recipe Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Fresh Shrimp Marinated in Citrus and Hatch Chile Powder

 

Hatch Chile Sandwiches  

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cook book recipe sandwich both

Deli Meat Sandwiches with Roasted Hatch Chile and Chicken Salad Tea Sandwich
es -Roasted Chicken with a Hatch Chile Greek Yogurt Dressing

 

Hatch Chile Devil’s Food Cookies

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cookbook recipe cookies

Hatch Chile Devil’s Food Cookies – Devil’s Food  Chocolate Cake with Dry Hatch Chile Powder

Hatch Chile Lemonade with Hatch Chili Ice Cubes

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cookbook recipe Hatch Chile Lemonade

Hatch Chile Lemonade with Hatch Chili Ice Cubes

 

hatchMeet the Author of the cookbook, Chef Ida Rodriguez and enjoy a full buffet of Hatch Chile dishes from the book on July 24th at Zapien’s Salsa Grill and Taqueria from 2:30-4:00. Cost $25 and includes buffet, non-alcoholic drinks, tax and tip. Advanced reservations are required. Call 800-588-1281 to hold your seat.

Buy a copy of the Hatch Chile Cookbook from Melissa’s Produce

 

Win a copy of Melissa’s Hatch Chile Cookbook!

Melissa's Hatch Chile Cook book cover

Enter using raffle copter below for your chance to win a copy of this cool cookbook. See my disclosure section about sponsored raffles. I will be announcing a winner in one week 07/25/203.

 
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About Tom Holmberg

Tom grew up in a cultural diverse neighborhood and a culturally diverse family, so he has learned to appreciate all types of food. "I am not a Chef, nor do I play one on T.V., but I have learned to appreciate food from years of eating and cooking." Tom also spent 10 years in the restaurant industry in various roles, from Prep Cook to server.

21 comments

  1. What a great find! I love spicy food. Hope I win. 😉

  2. I love chilies. New Mexico has the best selection of them. Homemade salsa is so much better than store bought. Interesting idea of using them in ice cubes.

  3. The lemon aid looks great!

  4. I entered tweeted, fb’d! Are these available on the east coast? I have never heard of them before!

  5. This made me hungry! lol.. Esp those Grilled Shrimp Skewers! OMG!.. yummers!

  6. Karen Langston Nutritionist

    Pictures look good enough to eat!!!!

  7. Looks great! Good luck!

  8. Yum…Great pics!

  9. Gonna have to try the mild ones!!!!

  10. It’s a good thing I’m not hungry or I’d probably be eating my computer monitor!

  11. Looks yummy!

  12. Great pics and I have to go now because I’m suddenly hungry!:=)

  13. My children are really chili lovers. We’ll have to try Hatch chilis!

  14. The shrimps looks too good

  15. I always buy Hatch Chilies when they are roasting them and get them home and don’t know what to do with them. I think I need that cookbook!

  16. Hatch Chili’s – never heard of them before. Now I’m going to see if I can find them at Sprouts or Whole Foods. I love a good challenge in search of new foods.

  17. Raquel @ Organized Island

    The fresh marinated shrimp looks awesome!

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