Hatch Chile Paste 'Ice Cubes'

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Brad Nichols

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@bmnich

I love the flavor of Hatch chiles, but can only get them dried online here in the NE. So, this is a simple way to convert them to a easily accessible 'paste' that I can then add into SW dishes (which call for the paste quite a bit!), soups, stews, etc and bring in that flavor without having to mess around with large dried chiles each time. I use mild heat because of the kids, but obviously you can do this with ANY dried chiles of any heat level. I hope it helps you enjoy your favorite chiles year round!

Rating:

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Serves:
Makes about 12-24 'cubes' depending on Chile size chosen
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

How to Make Hatch Chile Paste 'Ice Cubes'

Step-by-Step

  1. Remove Stems and Seeds from Dried Chiles - use protective gloves!
  2. Place Chiles in a pot, cover with water, boil 5-6 minutes until soft. Set water aside.
  3. Move Chiles to blender, add garlic, and about 1/3 cup of the water you boiled them in.
  4. Blend smooth - Note you are looking for the consistency of tomato paste here..so fairly thick. The amount of water needed will vary with the size of your chiles so add a little at a time.
  5. Transfer paste to ice cube tray(s) and freeze into cubes
  6. Once frozen, transfer cubes to a ziploc freezer bag
  7. Add a cube of Chile paste to your favorite SW dishes whenever you like!!

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