(an un-posed food shot, snapped by my daughter while I was eating)
I ordered a 20 pound box of Hatch Chiles as an add-on to my Bountiful Basket this time. I honestly didn't need or want a BB, but I DID want the Hatch Chiles. The girls shared with me so we all ended up with a nice amount of frozen chiles, but before we roasted them over the grill and froze all of them, I just had to give Chiles Relleno a try. I had never made it, but with a little guidance from Kim and the internet, I found a good Authentic Chiles Relleno recipe, and the VERY best Roasted Salsa. Yum-O!
We invited the kids over for supper and ate chiles relleno until we were stuffed. We had a few left over so I've been reheating them on a rack over a baking sheet in the oven and they taste just as fresh as they do hot out of the skillet! We will definitely do this again. I found a really great YouTube video of a Mexican grandma and her granddaughter who cook together. The granddaughter translates and keeps the video bouncing along while Grandma cooks. I think they are just the most fun Mexican Cooking Videos because they are real people in a real kitchen cooking food made from simple ingredients, and Grandma sure does know her stuff! Check them out here!
What I love about the salsa recipe is the deep roasted flavor that comes from broiling the tomatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic in the oven for a few minutes and then blitzing it in the blender. Oh goodness, it's one of the best salsas I've ever had. And of course, you could make it as mild or as hot as you like. I had the salsa on my chiles and my burger. So good! I hope you try it while the chiles are still out there!