Hatch Chile Salsa

It's Hatch Chile Roasting Time!

The Hatch Chile Festival is happening this weekend in Hatch, New Mexico, the "Chile Capital of the World." Although we won't be making it to the festival, we will be making Hatch Chile Salsa.

Remove the skin, stems and seeds from the roasted chiles.

Put the chiles (about six to eight) in a food processor with a half of chopped white onion, and a couple cloves of garlic.

Pulse until the mixture is chunky (don't over blend). Hatch chiles come in varying degrees of heat. These were the Sandia variety and they were hot!

Add a tomato to the salsa mixture. This beauty is a Golden Jubilee heirloom tomato. To remove the skin, submerge the tomato in boiling water for ten seconds.

Score the skin with a paring knife and it will slide right off. Cut the tomato into quarters and squeeze out the seeds. The Golden Jubilee is a mild tomato with a small amount of seeds and meaty flesh. Perfect for salsa. Put tomato in the food processor with the chiles and pulse again. Then add fresh squeezed lime juice, a little grapeseed oil and salt to taste. Pulse to combine. This smokey hot salsa is really good with grilled foods!

Labor Day Weekend Grillin'
Swordfish with Hatch Chile Salsa
Filet Mignon with Ajvar
Zucchini, Mushrooms, Onions

What are you grilling this weekend? 

HaPpY LaBoR DaY!

This morning we participated in 
"Conquer the Bridge."
A 5 mile run/walk over 
The Vincent Thomas Bridge here in San Pedro at
 The Port of Los Angeles. 

It was awesome!
Happy Labor Day!