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Mark's  GREEN CHILE LENTIL SOUP

Santa Fe 2007
(updated April, 2009)

Dice 1 medium to large onion
Sautee onion in olive oil until it is transparently obvious.
Add one small to medium onion finely diced to soup after it has started to boil.
Add medium (14.5 oz) can of diced tomatoes, drained.
Add garlic to taste
Optional: Add one 16 oz jar of roasted green chilies - or use Green Chile powder to taste
Add one package (1 lb.) of dried lentils
Add approx. 1.25 lbs of cooked ham, trimmed and cubed. (Or if you buy a whole ham shank, cut off and
     cube about 1.25 pounds (or more) of ham, and put the trimmed bone in the soup.)
Cover with ample water so that you have a relatively thin broth.
Cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the lentils are soft.
Garnish with strips of roasted red and green chile

 

Mark's  PREPARE IN 15 MINUTES GREEN CHILE STEW

2006 Santa Fe Version

Dice 1 medium to large onion
Sautee onion in olive oil until it is transparently obvious that they are ready.
Add medium (14 to 15 oz.) cans of
      diced tomatoes (do not use any substitute toes)
      cut corn or posole
      kidney beans (or other bean preference)
      cut green beans
Add jar (15 oz.) of green chilies. The best choice here is jars of roasted green chilies from New Mexico. Try El Pinto's Green Chile Sauce (medium or hot) or Cannon's plain old roasted green chile.
Add 3 or 4 chicken legs or thighs
Add 1 cup of liquid (Water or chicken stock or drained liquid from the cans. Add more liquid if you want a thinner broth.)
Mix all together. So far all you’ve done is sautéed an onion and added cans of things and pieces of cut up chicken. Pretty easy.
Bring to a boil and cook on a low light covered for 2 hours.
Add seasoning to taste (salt, pepper, hot sauce, other things). This tastes great with just salt, but go ahead, mess it up with your favorite stuff. And read Mark Kurlansky’s Salt: A World History.

 

Mark's GREEN CHILE Stew

1996 Santa Fe Version

A nutritional
analysis for this
recipe

1. Cut up 4 (or more) large ONIONS and 5 (or more) cloves of GARLIC, and 1 or 2 RED BELL PEPPERS for color -

Cook in OLIVE OIL in large skillet for 10-15 minutes

2. Cut up 2-3 pounds (more or less) of PORK. Trim fat and cut into small pieces. (TRY THIS WITH CHICKEN INSTEAD! IT WORKS GREAT!)

Optional: If using pork, boil for 30-45 minutes (if the meat is tough or the later cooking time is less than 3 hours). Drain.

If using pork:  Fry 5 strips of BACON and brown the pork in the bacon fat until dark brown. Cut up the bacon to add later

3. Cut up 4-5 large POTATOES and 6-8 medium CARROTS in small cubes/slices. Cut up 2-3 large ripe TOMATOES. (Do NOT use tomato paste or sauce.) Add one or two packages of frozen GREEN BEANS. (This helps with color and consistency) Optional: Add other roots or beans, e.g. JICAMA, TURNIP, BEETS, etc.

4. Acquire as much green chile as possible - preferably NEW MEXICO HATCH MEDIUM GREEN CHILIES, roasted. Peel, seed and chop enough for at least 2 cups, and preferably 3-4 cups.

5. Combine all of the above in a large pot 2 to 3 8 oz. cans of BLACK BEANS. Optional: PINTO or other BEANS. Add enough WATER to cover.

6. Add seasonings: 3-5 tablespoons of SUGAR, plus some RED CHILE sauce or powder, plus BLACK PEPPER, plus other varieties of chilies if you can get them (POBLANO, CHIPOTL etc.) chopped, plus other stuff you like (OREGANO, maybe SAGE, and CUMIN) plus 4 or more tablespoons of OLIVE OIL.

7. Bring to a boil, reduce flame and simmer covered for at least 2-3 hours. Stir frequently. Add additional water if necessary. At the end stir in about 4 tablespoons of CORN STARCH.

8. Serve in large bowls with TORTILLAS, and HOT CHILE SAUCE. ENJOY!!!

Comments welcome at: [email protected]

Recipe edited Feb 2001 to remove inclusion of tomato paste (it makes the broth too red and masks the taste of the green chile) and to make standard the use of green beans (it helps give the stew a more green broth and better consistency). But, hell, do whatever you want.


Mark's GREEN CHILE Salad

1997 Santa Fe Version

1. Ingredients:

1 cup (8 oz.) of cooked yellow or blue corn
1 cup (8 oz.) of chopped fresh roasted Hatch Green chiles (cans of chopped green chiles will do in a pinch.)
1 cup (8 oz.) of chopped tomatoes
1 cup (8 oz.) of black beans
1 large onion, chopped fine, slightly sauteed
4 tablespoons of sugar
Some salt and pepper
Hot sauce to taste (lots)

2. Detailed Preparation Instructions:

Mix, chill, serve.

3. Continuous Learning Self-Evaluation Protocol:

Forget evaluation. Just eat.

Comments welcome at: [email protected]


Mark's GREEN CHILE Garlic Bread

1998 Santa Fe Version

1. How you do it:

Get a loaf of crusty bread. Cut it in half.
Spread butter (or lower cholesterol spread if you really care about that stuff) all over it.
Mix ample amount of green chilies with 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic. Spread this all over it.
Top with grated cheese.
Top with some combination of chile powder and/or cayenne pepper
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes
Put in the broiler for 3 minutes (careful!)

2. Eat it.

3. Performance measures: smiles, gasps...

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