Friday, September 25, 2020

Explore the culinary traditions of New Mexico

New Mexico's culinary tradition relies heavily on chile. Visitors may find it peculiar that we add chile to virtually every meal, but it is a delicious complement to sweet and savory dishes. The piquant nuance distinguishes New Mexican food from our neighbors.

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Sopapillas

Sopapillas

The Sopapilla is a popular New Mexican bread that can be prepared with a variety of twists. They are often served in restaurants as a dessert, but they are...

Green Chile Cheese Bread

New Mexicans are known for our addiction to chile. We find ways to integrate it into virtually every meal. We use it beyond traditional New Mexican cuisine. Chile Wine,...
Chile Rellenos

Chile Rellenos

The smell of roasting chile is a sign that fall has arrived in New Mexico. The scent of the state’s signature crop roasting permeates the air, inducing hunger and...
Hatch green chile and cheese stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon

Hatch Green Chile & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon

Green Chile Stuffed Chicken Breast Green chile is good in virtually everything, whether spicing up pizza or building a better burger. Whereas other pepper varieties can be substituted for green...
Chile verde

Chile Verde Sauce

From: Cafe Pasquals Cookbook Spirited Recipes From Santa Fe Cafe Pasquals Cookbook  by Katherine Kagel Cafe Pasqual's is named after San Pasqual, the folk saint of Mexican and New Mexican...
Chicken adovada

Red Chile Chicken Adovada

The Hatch Chile Store, located in Las Cruces, grows, produces and ships genuine Hatch chile nationwide. They supply hundreds of restaurants and food suppliers in the state with green...
biscochito

Biscochitos

A Cookie with a History The biscochito is a crisp, lard or butter-based cookie, flavored with cinnamon and anise. It is a variation of the traditional Mexican wedding cookie. The...

Green Chile Corn Chowder

Chile is synonymous with New Mexico. It is the core component of our culinary tradition and one of the state’s biggest crops. In New Mexico chile is available for...

Chicos

Chicos (Spanish for “small) have been a staple of the local culinary tradition since the time of the Ancestral Puebloans. Chicos are made by steaming whole ears of corn...
Zuni tamales

Tamales

If you are going to make tamales, make a lot. The time investment warrants mass production and they freeze well. Tamales are a labor of love, a time consuming process,...

Torta de Huevo

With the springtime nearly upon us, and Easter just a few weeks away, most people turn their thoughts toward rebirth, renewal, and the flowering of another season. This is...
Carne adovada

Carne Adovada

From: Rancho de Chimayo Cookbook: The Traditional Cooking Of New Mexico Rancho de Chimayó was recognized in 2016 by the James Beard Association as one of America’s Classics. It has...
Green chile and cheese biscuits with green chile sausage gravy

Hatch Green Chile Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

For a green chile laden alternative to breakfast burritos and huevos rancheros, try adding southwestern spice to a southern classic, biscuits and gravy. The green chile biscuits are tasty...

Calabacitas

When you think about New Mexico green chile, you probably think about that tasty burn on your lips, the roasting smell that epitomizes late summer and fall in New...
Posole

Posole

The founders of El Parasol and El Paragua, Luis and Frances Atencio, were always busy around the holidays, though the focus wasn’t on food being served at their busy...
Serving of red chile

Red Chile Sauce

A note to readers: In New Mexico we refer to our peppers as “chile” or “chiles.” According to The Associated Press Stylebook, it should be spelled “chili” and “chilies.”...
Green chile fettucine alfredo with blackened chicken

Green Chile Fettucine Alfredo & Blackened Chicken

Green Chile Fettucine Alfredo & Blackened Chicken This recipe draws on a fusion of flavors from the Carribean, the Mediterranean, and New Mexico. The distinctive piquant flavor of Hatch chile...

Chilaquiles

Los Poblanos Historic Inn is a pastoral oasis on Rio Grande Boulevard in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque. Located 4 miles from Old Town, this verdant gem is a world...
Green chile and cheese blue cornbread

Green Chile and Cheese Blue Cornbread

Blue Cornbread with Green Chile and Cheese I have seen cornbread recipes using blue corn meal, green chile, and/or cheese, but I haven’t ever seen one that incorporates all...
Flan

Flan

A Recipe Inspired by the Romans Flan originated during the Roman Empire. The Ancient Romans domesticated chickens, creating an egg surplus. They developed numerous dishes based on eggs, including the...

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