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!

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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

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8-10
large dried chiles
2 clove
garlic

How to Make Hatch Chile Paste 'Ice Cubes'

Step-by-Step

  • 1Remove Stems and Seeds from Dried Chiles - use protective gloves!
  • 2Place Chiles in a pot, cover with water, boil 5-6 minutes until soft. Set water aside.
  • 3Move Chiles to blender, add garlic, and about 1/3 cup of the water you boiled them in.
  • 4Blend 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.
  • 5Transfer paste to ice cube tray(s) and freeze into cubes
  • 6Once frozen, transfer cubes to a ziploc freezer bag
  • 7Add a cube of Chile paste to your favorite SW dishes whenever you like!!

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About Hatch Chile Paste 'Ice Cubes'

Course/Dish: Other Sauces
Main Ingredient: Spice/Herb/Seasoning
Regional Style: Southwestern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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