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Green Chile Sauce | www.tasteandtellblog.com

I hope that I get this in on time, but I just had to do an entry for Waiter, There’s Something in My…Sauce hosted by Andrew at Spittoonextra.

I had originally wanted to do this cilantro sauce that I love to serve with salmon, but I kept putting it off. Then, my husband was in a grilling mood this past weekend (he grilled 3 days in a row) so I was able to make a sauce that I have had saved and have been wanting to try. This recipe comes from Bobby Flay, and I don’t even remember how I heard about it. I had the recipe saved, but I don’t remember seeing this on tv. But I sure am glad I saved this recipe!! Bobby served it as part of a Green Chile Cheeseburger, and since my husband was making hamburgers, I decided to give it a go.

But first, we were able to use the first harvest from our garden:

and boy, it was good!!! A perfect addition for hamburgers!

The recipe called for 2 poblano peppers, but when I stopped at the store, they did not have any. I decided to go with one large Anaheim pepper – as I figured the heat level would be about the same. The pepper gets grilled on the grill along with some onions. Let me tell you – I love grilled onions anyway. They become so sweet that I can eat them plain, straight off the grill. My husband cooked the pepper to perfection – the skin slid right off when I went to prepare the sauce. I really felt like Bobby Flay while making this recipe, too, putting everything in the blender to see a wonderful, spicy sauce being created before my eyes.

I wasn’t sure my husband was going to like this, as he is usually not a fan of anything spicy. But he did not stop talking about it for 2 days. In fact, it still comes up in conversation. He claims this is an “award winning” sauce. The little bit of heat is cut by the sweetness of the onions and a bit of added honey. We ate it on our burgers, but I can imagine that this sauce would be wonderful on many other things as well. It didn’t last long at our house, and I’m sure that I will be making this one often!

Green Chili Sauce
from Bobby Flay

1-2 poblano chiles or one large Anaheim chili, grilled, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 medium white onion, grilled and chopped
1 to 2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh epazote, or fresh oregano leaves (I used fresh oregano)
1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

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11 Responses to Green Chili Sauce

  1. Poonam says:

    Looks hot!

  2. marye says:

    nice job! it looks really good in the phot an that is hard to do with green…for me anyway.

  3. Belinda says:

    How great that your husband wanted to hang out with the grill three days in a row! You can’t beat that! Nor can you beat a fresh tomato from your own garden. :-) And the green chili sauce sounds like the perfect finishing touch.

  4. Tart Reform says:

    The sauce looks and sounds great. My only issue is with Bobby Flay. I love him he is a good chef, then suddenly I can’t stand the sound of his voice (more than a little arrogant!). But he sure can make a mean bbq, even with a touch of spice like this. Thanks for the tip.

  5. Leslie says:

    This looks so yummy. I love hot sauces!!!!!!!!!

  6. Erika says:

    My goodness, that does sound amazing!

  7. Kelly-Jane says:

    I’m not big on hot chillis either, but if your hubby liked it… I might too :) It looks really good.

  8. Cynthia says:

    This sauce-recipe is definitely a keeper.

  9. Judy says:

    Mmmm, this sounds so good and perfect for bbq season.

  10. Kristen says:

    That looks great!

  11. Nirmala says:

    Wow, the green chili sauce looks amazing!

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