I have a refrigerator full of food bought before the heat came upon us here in the OC. One item was a few roasted Hatch chilies. I first hear about from my Adopt a Blogger Adrienne at Hungry Bruno. A few days later I saw them in Bristol Farms. Curious, I bought a few. The chile comes from Hatch, New Mexico and is the center of an annual Labor Day Weekend Chile Festival.
Last night I had to give in and roast them. Not thinking clearly, I peeled them without gloves. Just not a good idea. I paid for that choice the rest of the evening. I froze a few for future use but loved the flavor.
Tonight I was determined to use up a few things and went searching for a new recipe. I found this one by Bobby Flay. He is one of my favorite chefs. I love how flavorful his recipes are.
When I took a bite of this I was in heaven. It was tart from the creme fraiche and lime, creamy from the cheese and a bit of kick from the peppers. If you have a Labor Day get together bring this and your friends will be gushing….