The Great Chile Roast

Last week, Bountiful Baskets offered a 25-lb. bag of green chiles as a $12.00 add-on to our basket.  I knew I wanted some, but didn’t think I could handle all 25 pounds.  Thankfully, my parents ordered a bag for us to split.  Because there were so many chiles (and only 3 bad ones in the whole bag!), we decided to roast them on the grill (instead of under the broiler).  And by “we” I mean “my dad”.  He is the master of the grill.  He built a fire and threw in some hickory so our chiles have an amazing smoky roasted flavor.  I helped by taking pictures and fetching iced tea.  Roasting chiles is hard work in 103 degree heat.  We ended up with a freezer full of roasted chiles that will last us for months.  I can’t wait to use them in everything! 
We had two bowls this size plus the entire sink full below to roast.
Getting started.
First batch all lined up by the grill master.  Look at that smoke!
Starting to turn the chiles.
Can’t you just smell the goodness?
This is a small portion of the finished product.
If you have any photos from your chile-roasting session, please post them on our Facebook page!
  • Angel Haynes August 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Such a beautiful sight! The smell of roasted green chile means that Fall is on its way… maybe not it Tucson. šŸ™‚

  • Alysa August 19, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Fall? What is that? šŸ™‚