Chili Pepper Roasting

Chili Pepper Roasting, Santa Fe Farmers Market, The Railyard, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chili Pepper Roasting, Santa Fe Farmers Market, The Railyard, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Chili Pepper Roasting

As harvest season begins so does Chili Pepper Roasting.  The seasonal grills pop up everywhere producing a wonderful aroma.  Throughout New Mexico the open black wire cages can be found at local grocery stores and farmers markets like this one at the Santa Fe Farmers Market.  You will also find them at small roadside stands which can be nothing but the roasting stations.  At chile harvest season, the chiles are roasted so the skins are easily removed, making for better chile eating. The chiles are dumped inside the grilling cage and heated by a propane gas flame.  The gushing sound of the gas flame is combined with the snap, crackle and pop of roasting chiles as they shed their skins. Someone stands by the cage and turns its cylindrical drum to ensure the chile pods are heated on every side. This ensures the skin will blister, which allows the pod to be peeled down to the delicious chile flesh. The smell of roasting chile peppers is unlike any other and makes stopping by one of these black wire grills a must for anyone visiting this area during the roasting season.

Chili Pepper Roasting, Santa Fe Farmers Market, The Railyard, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Chili Pepper Roasting, Santa Fe Farmers Market, The Railyard, Santa Fe, New Mexico

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8 Comments

  1. Cool shots Mark. I can almost smell them in the air!

  2. Wonderful captures Mark.

  3. How cool is that, I bet it smelled wonderful! nice work

  4. Wonderful shots, Mark. This is something you don’t see very often in these parts. Would have loved to have been there to smell the aroma.

    • Can’t say I ever seen anything like this in the Mid-Atlantic which is a real shame. Mind you, I don’t know where they would get all the peppers from. These roasters were everywhere – they must have roasted millions just in the week I was there.

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