Hatch Chile Fish Tacos

hatch chile fish tacos | almost getting it together

I’m not going to lie – I don’t understand hatch chile mania. They are delicious, yes, but I feel like people are just NUTS about hatch chiles. I brought home two pounds of roasted hatch chiles from Market District last Saturday (post 15-mile run grocery decision) and you would have thought I had brought home a daughter who never asked her father for cash at 25 with a well-paying job and no bills along with having a perfect driving record along AND two pounds of gold with the level of excitement my dad had over hatch chiles.

hatch chile fish tacos | almost getting it together

Hatch Chile Fish Tacos

So… these hatch chiles. They were gone in 48 hours. Most of that was my dad, but I definitely had a hand in hatch chile mania at my house. We grilled these on cedar plank which also added to the amazingness.

hatch chile fish tacos | almost getting it together

Joe staged this food photo, isn’t he too cute?

This is probably my swan song of a recipe. I don’t think I will ever make anything as delicious again as these hatch chile fish tacos. The photos show how we ate them – with avocado and pickled vegetables. E-mail me if you want the pickled vegetable recipe… it’s not mine so I’m not going to put it up here. Also I said this makes four recipes but my dad and I ate them in one sitting because they were that good and I had run 15 miles that day. #sorryimnotsorry

Hatch Chile Fish Tacos
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Recipe type: Gluten Free
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4
  • 1 lb cod
  • 1 cup roasted hatch chilies
  • ¼ cup cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp cojita cheese
  • salt + pepper to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients except the cod in a food processor and process until well combined. It should look like salsa verde. Set aside.
  2. Heat your grill and grill the cod on a cedar plank, seasoning only with salt and pepper.
  3. Warm corn tortillas up, add grilled cod, hatch chile sauce, pickled vegetables and avocado.

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16 comments on “Hatch Chile Fish Tacos

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on August 25, 2014 10:13 am

WHAT ARE HATCH CHILES? I feel like I’m missing something here! But if Joe loves them, I love them too!
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Tina Muir on August 25, 2014 11:25 am

oooooh interesting, have never heard of cojita cheese, but this sounds yummy! I should give it a go! Love how Joe helped you out. Steve often tries to help me with my pictures, but usually I am too flustered that I yell at him….then feel bad haha! Mean tina!
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Erin @ The Almond Eater on August 25, 2014 12:09 pm

Haha! I reeeeeally like that your dad (assuming your dad is Joe…) put together that food photo. Tell him he is a natural. Also I don’t even know what a hatch chili is #helpme
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Susie @ SuzLyfe on August 25, 2014 12:47 pm

I’ve been wondering about Hatch Chiles recently (pure coincidence, or we are just connected by the ether) and trying to figure out if I know exactly what they taste like/if I have had them before.
Now I will just have to get some and see for myself.
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Diana @sosmallsostrong on August 25, 2014 1:14 pm

OHHHH I’m impressed by the cedar plank! I’m jealous…such a cool way to cook!
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Jessica on August 25, 2014 1:40 pm

I just can’t do chiles. Or anything hot. Even spicy mustard makes me tear up and my lips burn. I’ve tried and failed to eat Indian food many times.

But I do love fish. We had salmon just last night, broiled in a simple balsamic vinegar + salt + pepper marinade, along with roasted asparagus and pan-fried sweet potatoes.
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Jessica @ Nutritioulicious on August 25, 2014 1:59 pm

Love fish tacos and anything with cojita cheese, cilantro, and lime! What does a Hatch Chile look like?

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on August 25, 2014 2:03 pm

I’m not kidding about those dinner plans. When.
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Kelli @Hungry Hobby on August 25, 2014 3:50 pm

Literally cracking up about the level of excitement over the chili’s! I understand chili mania and these look amazing! Also, great job on the run, looking forward to following your training!
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Em Todd @ CFGF on August 25, 2014 7:05 pm

i saw the chills at GE on Saturday and stood in front of the display trying to read about what made them so special. i even almost bought some. but then snapped back to reality and realized i have no plans to actually cook with them, so i avoided the impulse. close call though!

PS – fish tacos for dinner tonight. never. lets. me. down.
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jill conyers on August 25, 2014 8:16 pm

Fish tacos are my favorite and I’m a big chile fan. Embarrassed to say I haven’t heard of hatch chiles but I’m going to look for them at the grocery store next weekend.
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windingspiralcase on August 26, 2014 12:46 am

Beautiful colours :) Such a healthy, fresh meal. I love cedar plank salmon, but have never tried cod — I’ll have to make it next time!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on August 26, 2014 4:13 am

Never heard of hatch chile but I LOVE SPICY so I would no doubt be a huge fan!
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Thalia @ butter and brioche on August 27, 2014 5:38 pm

Tacos have to be one of the best foods around. These fish tacos look delicious.. definitely know what I will be making for dinner tonight. Thanks for the idea!
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