Hatch Chiles anyone?
As most of you read, our Roasted Hatch Chile Pot Pie won 3rd place in a contest last weekend. Score one for the vegans. I received several comments and emails asking for the recipe. I am posting that one and another. If you are unable to find hatch chiles in your grocery store or city, you can always sub poblano peppers or whatever your favorite chile pepper is.
The second recipe I am posting is a Roasted Hatch Chile Chowder. I made it Tuesday and it was perfect for that day. We had so much rain it wasn’t even funny. I always welcome the rain, but this was a bit overkill. Some parts of the city flooded and people had to evacuate. The rain was caused by a tropical storm and the really odd part, we got more rain than the actual coast where the storm originated. Odd, very odd.
Roasted Hatch Chile Pot Pie
1-2 hatch chile, roasted & chopped(your preference)
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jalapeno, chopped
8oz seitan, chopped
1t chili powder
1 large carrot, sliced
1 can black beans, rinsed & drained
1/4c cilantro, chopped
1-16oz jar salsa, or you can use homemade
2T nutritional yeast
*double piecrust recipe (top & bottom crust)
Preheat oven to 375F. Roll out your crust and place it in a lightly greased pie pan. In a skillet, sauté the chile, onion, garlic, seitan, and jalapeno together in a bit of vegetable oil. Sauté until the onion is tender. Add the spices and stir. Add the beans, carrots, corn, and cilantro. Stir over low heat. Stirring to mix. Sprinkle the nutritional yeast on top and stir in the salsa. Pour into the piecrust. Smoothing out the top. Place a top crust on top. Crimping the edges to seal the crusts together. Pierce the top piecrust with a knife to the pie can release steam while baking. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. *When using store-bought piecrust, check the ingredients. Some contain lard.
Roasted Hatch Chile Chowder
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 hatch chiles, roasted and chopped
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 1/2 c carrots, sliced
1 jalapeno, chopped (optional, if you like it spicy)
1c pototoes, diced
1t black pepper
1-8oz pkg seitan, sauteed in oil until crispy, cut into bite-size pieces
1 bunch cilantro, chopped-use leaves only
8c veg broth
1-12oz container “sour” cream
In a stock pot, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until soft. Add celery, carrots, jalapeno, potatoes, and corn. Saute another 5 minutes. Add hatch chiles and spices, stir. Add broth, “sour” cream, cilantro and seitan. Bring to a boil, once it starts to boil, turn down to a simmer. Let simmer 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender. While the chowder is simmering, in a skillet, melt the margarine. Whisk in the flour, do not brown the flour/margarine mix. Remove 1 cup of broth from the chowder, whisk into margarine/flour mix. Once the cup of broth is incorporated, add another cup, whisk again until well blended. Pour into the stockpot. Simmer chowder for another 5-10 minutes until it has thickened. Serve with a crusty bread. **
Some stores sell their hatch chiles already roasted. Sometimes you have to pay more for the roasted ones. There is no need to buy the roasted hatch chiles. You can easily roast your own. To roast a chile pepper, insert a fork into the top of the chile, hold over a flame on your stove and roast the pepper until the flesh turns black. Keep turning the pepper to roast all of it. Let it cool and chop.
I can’t believe Boogie is 4. He is the sweetest little boy ever. He and his little brother are the best. I am so lucky. As you know Halloween is just around the corner and what kid doesn’t like to dress up year round. Well if you are having a bad day, this picture is sure to make you smile. They wanted to dress up last Sunday so they wore these all day and everyone who saw them loved it. I did too. This is one of my favorite pictures.
Well I am off to do some baking. We have a friend that brews his own beer. Yippee! So, I am doing some baking in exchange for some home brew for Josh. He is going to love it.
Hope you have a lovely Thursday.
peas and love….
Krys and the boys