Blue House Farm has absolutely gorgeous, fragrant green Anaheim chili peppers right now. Long, slim and pointy, these peppers are perfect for roasting and offer just a tiny kick.
This easy piquant sauce comes together in just a few minutes and showcase the peppers’ tendency to become sweet and tender when roasted, making for a silky-textured condiment that is lovely on eggs, tacos, grilled meats or as a sauce for enchiladas.
4 green Anaheim chili peppers
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 handful fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for chilies
3 tbsp half-and-half
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
Preheat broiler to high. Drizzle whole peppers with olive oil and place on a baking sheet. Broil for 7-8 minutes on each side or until skin becomes very soft and lightly charred.
Under cool running water, slip the peppers’ skins off (they should come right off–if they don’t, put them back under the broiler for a few minutes). Discard the stems and remove the seeds if you prefer a milder sauce (keep them in if you like spicy flavors). Chop the chilies roughly.
Puree the chilies with the rest of the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Sauce will keep for up to 5 days, sealed in an airtight container.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups sauce
Here’s a delicious seafood dish from the author of BrokeAss Gourmet, featuring lots of delicious fresh herbs, which we know for a fact she picked up at the Mission Community Market! Be sure to check out Bob’s Fish and Poultry right next door to the MCM for great deals on fresh shrimp!
What better way to start the day than with a veggie-stuffed breakfast burrito? Stop by the MCM tonight to pick up fresh veggies from a variety of vendors, and farm-fresh eggs from Tomatero Farm. Wrap this yummy scramble up in warm whole-wheat tortillas and you’ve got a healthy, delicious and highly-portable breakfast!
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 red onion, diced
3-4 big pieces of rainbow chard, roughly chopped tough stems/veins discarded
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 heirloom tomato, cored and diced
1 carrot, shredded
1 zucchini, diced
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar or jack cheese
1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
4 large whole-wheat tortillas
Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chard, bell pepper, tomato, carrot and zucchini and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until chard begins to soften. Add eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs scramble. Turn off heat and gently stir in shredded cheese and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Roll egg mixture up in tortillas with guacamole, sour cream, hot sauce or whatever else you like in your burritos. These are also perfectly delicious without added condiments.
Makes 4 large breakfast burritos.
This easy, delicious sauce is a great way to take advantage of the plethora of different heirloom tomatoes still available at the market! Whether you hit up Her Farms, Happy Boy Farms, Tomatero Farm or Blue House Farm, make sure to get plenty of juicy, near-soft tomatoes. While you’re at the MCM, also pick up some raw almonds from Winters Fruit Tree to whirl into this easy, unique sauce.
1/4 cup extra virgin olive
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 green jalapeño, seeded and diced
4 large, juicy heirloom tomatoes, cored and chopped (about 3 cups chopped tomatoes)
1 handful fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp Ancho chili powder
1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds, plus more for garnish
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and jalapeño and cook for 30-60 seconds, just until fragrant (be careful not to burn the garlic). Reduce heat to medium-low and add the tomatoes, basil, chili powder, almonds and red wine vinegar. Cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until tomatoes break down.
Puree until very smooth. Serve garnished with fresh basil and more toasted sliced almonds.
Makes about 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce