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Melissa's Hatch Pepper Cookbook

Los Angeles, California (2021) The Hatch Chile Pepper, grown exclusively in the Mesilla Valley near Hatch, New Mexico, is considered to be one of the most flavorful peppers in the world. Melissa’s kicks off Hatch Pepper season with a compilation of delicious recipes from the Melissa’s Corporate Chefs Team. These recipes have been collected over several seasons during our Hatch Pepper promotional campaigns. The recipes are divided into nine groups: Appetizers, Salads, Sides, Drinks, Condiments, etc., demonstrating the versatility of this unique pepper variety with more than one-hundred recipes. There are Hatch dishes for every meal of the day and for every culinary skillset from the novice cook to the serious chef. Also, for the beginner, there are step-by-step roasting instructions – one of the most basic ways to enjoy the thick and meaty texture of this special pepper.

While this prized chile pepper delicacy is only available fresh from the fields for six weeks of the year, this book shows how to extend that season by freezing a cache to be enjoyed long after the season ends. Looking for inspiration to pair the Hatch Pepper with whatever is already in the ‘frig? Try this book’s inventive recipe index that contains headings of the many fresh ingredients paired with the pepper in a recipe; i.e., “apples” lists all the Hatch recipes containing apples for an easy cross-reference.
Melissa’s Produce is the leading U.S. variety distributor of specialty and organic fresh produce as well as related products processed from fresh produce. The company imports exotic fruits and vegetables from around the world. Melissa’s Produce can be contacted at 1.800.588.0151 or at

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