Hatch Chile PestoMADE BY THE GRACIOUS GOURMET IN BRIDGEWATER, CONNECTICUT
The Gracious Gourmet has taken this coveted pepper and blended into the most delicious new style of pesto – with garlic, cilantro, onions and some serious heat.
Hatch chiles are a special variety of chile grown in and around Hatch, New Mexico. The soil of that part of New Mexico is unlike anywhere else, and the peppers are planted, harvested and roasted in a special way that adds an earthy, nuanced complexity.
As they put it, it's a uniquely American take on a Mediterranean classic.
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Serve with Italian and Spanish style cheeses. Stir into risotto or pasta. Fold into an omelet. Whisk into oil and lemon salad dressing. Use as a dip with tortilla chips.