I had an absolute blast at Central Market’s Green Chile Cookoff! It was really cool to visit with the contestants and judges who all have a passion for Hatch Green Chiles.
There were all kinds of recipes ranging from Hatch Puppies, Meatballs, Rice Soup Dish, Tomato Bisque, Chili, Cupcakes, and Chile Chocolate Chile Bread. But it turns out that the winner and grand champion was a Hatch Chile-Avocado Ice Cream! Be sure to check out Michael Saiz’s (the Meatball guy) blog for way better pictures than I could take on my iPhone!
I received Honorable Mention, but it really meant a lot the SA Police Chief McManus and Tanji Patton both came up to me and told me how much they enjoyed my recipe! I ended up getting a $20 Central Market giftcard, and upon leaving the store and smelling the green chiles roasting, I used it to buy a box of hot roasted chiles.
Overall, it was quite a day! Thanks to all the judges and congratulations to all the contestants and winners!