Hatch Peppers (Mild)
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Quantity/Pack: 5 or 25 Pounds (Mild)
Seasonality: Aug - Sep
For a spicier Hatch Pepper, see our Hatch Peppers (Hot).
It's no secret why everyone is obsessed with Hatch Peppers. Named after the original growing area in Hatch, New Mexico, authentic Hatch Peppers are truly a Southwestern favorite. No other pepper is prized more than this variety which grows in the Hatch Valley, just north of Las Cruces. The valley, which stretches along the Rio Grande’s southern-most bend before crossing into Texas and Mexico, is covered with row after row of these green leafy pepper plants for most of the summer. Chefs say that the intense sunlight and cool nights in this valley result in a uniquely flavored pepper that's unrivaled by any other.
Hatch Peppers have a meaty flesh with heat that varies depending on the variety, making them ideal for use in Chile Con Queso, Chile Rellenos, and Chile Verde. But it doesn't just stop there. You can also try roasting them and using them in salads, soups, stews, dips, and sandwiches.
For even more great ideas on how to use this incredible chile, purchase a copy of Melissa's Hatch Pepper Cookbook.
Melissa’s Hatch Peppers are hand-selected for excellent quality. Choose bright green, glossy peppers that are firm with medium to thick flesh. Avoid soft spots. Refrigerate, unwashed in a plastic bag for up to 5 days.
This item is perishable and must ship at least 2nd day.
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