Fire-Roasted Green Chiles SauceFeatured by Marta's in the International Wine Club.
some Mild green chiles
a glug of Olive Oil
hand full grilled green onions
s little oregano
squeeze of lime
This is one of those recipes where simplicity rules. Mild green chiles are fire-roasted, peeled, then chopped and mixed with grilled green onions, salt, a bit of oregano, oil and a squeeze of lime. The key, though, is serving this sauce on top of a perfect charcoal-grilled steak, chicken breast or chop, letting the fire-kissed flavors dance merrily together. (I also like keeping this chunky sauce around for adding to quesadillas, nachos, tortillas and salads.)
Look for long, slender fresh green chiles, about 6 inches long, known as New Mexican chiles. If not available, substitute Anaheim chiles, which look similar but are milder and grassier in flavor. (In a pinch, you can achieve a similar effect using roasted, canned green chiles, but it won't be the same.)
Tip: If you're going to take the time to fire-roast and peel chiles (and you should!), go ahead and prepare as many as your grill can handle. After peeling and seeding, freeze the prepared chiles in zipper bags, a few chiles per bag, so you can add them to any dish at a moment's notice. The taste is far superior to canned chiles, and many a winter meal in my house has come together instantly with just thawed roasted chiles, cheese and tortillas.