Today was a special day for those of us living in the Los Angeles area in need of a New Mexico green chile fix because the Los Angeles Chapter of the University of New Mexico Alumni Association imported and roasted 1,500 pounds of fresh New Mexico green chiles for UNM alumni, family, and friends at the 21st annual ChileFest. After a full afternoon of breathing in the aroma of the chiles as they were roasting and helping to bag the freshly roasted chiles, I made out with my stash, enough to last me until next year’s annual ChileFest! In addition to the amazing flavor, each one of these chiles packs over 100% of the recommended daily allowance for vitamin C!
If you would like to try these amazing chiles and don’t live in New Mexico, your local Whole Foods Market just might have a roaster set up to roast the New Mexico green chiles that they are selling now, so keep your eyes open over the next few weeks. Otherwise you can search online for vendors that sell the chiles.