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Celebrate Hatch Chile Season at Smart & Final

Sponsored by Smart & Final

It is the most delicious time of the year – hatch chile season. Guess what? Your family is invited to a special family event at Smart & Final in Orange. Come celebrate Hatch Pepper season with Smart & Final for a Hatch Chile Roasting Festival! Plus, there will be live roasting at the Orange location.

Come and learn the secrets to a perfectly roasted Hatch Pepper, ideal for salads, soups, stews, dips, and sandwiches. Get the chile’s while they’re hot-they’re only in season from August to September!

Melissas Hatch Chile Gift Basket

Hatch Chile Celebration Date

Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 10:00 A.M. – 2:00 p.m.


Smart & Final
1401 E Katella Ave.
Orange, CA 92867

Smart & Final was so generous to share this tasty recipe to make for your family after getting hatch chiles from the event.

Grilled Salmon with Hatch Chile Cream Sauce

Salmon and Hatch Chile Recipe


Sun Harvest Extra Virgin Olive oil
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 cup roasted Hatch chiles, peeled and seeded
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
Juice of half a lime
Six 6-ounce First Street salmon filets

Make the Green Chile Sauce

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the green onions and sauté until wilted. Add the hatchchiles and heat through. Add the white wine and simmer until almost dry. Add the cream and continue boiling until the mixture is reduced by half. Stir in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Transfer the mixture to the blender or food processor and blend until smooth, being cautious that the saucer is hot. Keep the sauce warm until ready to serve.

Grill the Salmon

Brush the grill surface and the salmon with olive oil to prevent sticking. Season the Salmon with salt andpepper. Grill the salmon, uncovered, for no more than 5 minutes per side, depending upon the thickness. Serve at once topped with a generous portion of Hatch Chile Cream Sauce.

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