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Clear Springs Trout with Blueberry Hatch Sauce

posted on August 24th, 2015 by Craig Tsuchiyama

Bristol Farms' Seafood department has been offering its customers excellent quality boneless Rainbow Trout fillets from Clear Springs for years! Clear Springs has been our trusted partner for Rainbow Trout and for three main reasons: freshness, a 100% bone free guarantee on their clear-cut fillets, and their commitment to responsible aquaculture practices. Clear Springs Rainbow Trout is raised in pure, clean oxygenated water along a 30-mile stretch of the Snake River in the Magic Valley. This is the very reason the trout offered by Clear Springs is second to none. Rainbow trout is slightly nutty and sweet in flavor, with a tender flesh. The larger the fish (1kg or more), the more flavor. Rainbow Trout is very versatile and can be enjoyed baked, broiled, poached, steamed, grilled, and pan fried. Try pan frying in a bit of melted butter with some salt & pepper for a quick and simple meal, or bring out your inner chef with our Grilled Clear Springs Rainbow Trout with Blueberry Hatch… Read More

Back by Popular Demand – Hatch Chile Ice Cream

posted on August 19th, 2015 by Roger Arechiga

Last year, we had an opportunity to partner with local ice cream artisans from L.A. Creamery to come up with a Bristol Farms exclusive limited edition Hatch Chile Ice Cream. The ice cream was an instant hit with customers and flew off the shelves. Now, we are pleased to announce we are bringing back our Hatch Chile Ice Cream due to popular demand! Starting Thursday, August 20, you can find our Hatch Chile Ice Cream in store. If you love Hatch Chiles, you will LOVE this ice cream. The flavor delivers the perfect peppery zing and smokiness from the roasted Hatch Chiles, and finishes off with a zesty aftertaste. Those that shy away from spicy foods need not worry - the cream cuts any spice you would typically get from Hatch Chiles. Our Hatch Chile ice cream is great enjoyed on its own, but we had the pleasure of enjoying a scoop sandwiched between two of our Hatch Chile Chocolate Cookies from our Bakery. This combination is a winner! Our Hatch Chile Ice Cream has been featured in the… Read More

New! Bristol's Own Roasted Hatch Chile Pesto Sauce

posted on August 18th, 2015 by Carl Smith

We are all familiar with the classic Italian pesto sauce originally from Genoa, Italy. The wonderful blend of fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and pine nuts is simply delicious. This classic vibrant green sauce is unique to Italian cuisine, and commonly added to pasta. We would like to introduce you to a new twist on pesto sauce - Italy meets the Southwest in our Bristol's Own Roasted Hatch Chile Pesto Sauce! Our Executive Chef, Wally Mogollon, has taken traditional pesto sauce and kicked it up a notch by adding fresh Roasted New Mexico Hatch Chiles. Adding Hatch Chiles gives this pesto sauce a nice smoky flavor with a little sweet and heat. If you're a fan of spicy foods, then you'll love this sauce! You can use our Hatch Chile Pesto Sauce just like a traditional pesto. It is delicious spread as a sauce on pizza, or incorporated into pasta. You can also toss the sauce with Yukon gold potatoes and roast, or use as a marinade for shrimp or chicken and then grill… Read More

Bristol Farms‘ Authentic Hatch Valley New Mexico Chile Roasting

posted on August 14th, 2015 by John Savidan

Authentic ‘Hatch Valley’ New Mexico Hatch Chiles are a favorite Southwestern chile. These chiles are named after the original growing area in Hatch, New Mexico. Growers say that the intense sunlight and cool nights in this valley result in a uniquely flavored chile. The valley, which stretches along the Rio Grande’s southern-most bend before crossing into Texas and Mexico, is covered with row after row of green leafy Hatch chile plants for most of the summer. Hatch chiles are a distant parent to the Anaheim chile with a meaty flesh and mild to medium hot heat. Hatch chiles can be used in a broad range of Latin dishes.  They can be easily seeded and added to soups, stews and dips or enjoyed whole when roasted with meats or stuffed with cheese.  Unlike other chile varieties, New Mexico Hatch Chiles are only available for 6 weeks each year during the months of August and September. In the Southwest, it is not uncommon to see consumers buying 30 to 40 pounds of Hatch chiles at… Read More

New! Hatch Chile Chocolate Pound Cake

posted on August 11th, 2015 by Lauren Pepin

To kick off our annual Hatch Chile celebration, our Bakery department is rolling out a delicious new recipe for Hatch Chile Chocolate Pound Cake! Starting August 12, take dessert to the next level with this sweet and spicy number, which is here for a limited time. Hatch Chiles are an amazing source of Vitamin A, B, and C, and they are high in fiber. They have a hot, sweet, and buttery taste making them perfect for a dessert ingredient. Our Hatch Chile Chocolate Pound Cake features a cocoa streusel drizzle on top, which contains cocoa nibs - chocolate in its purest form with a bitter sweet flavor. They are dried and fermented bits of cocoa beans, and are an excellent source of antioxidants, fiber, and magnesium. The smokey roasted Hatch Chile marries well with chocolate in our pound cake, satiating your sweet and spicy hankering. Pick one up starting August 12, and leave a comment below on how you enjoyed it! Read More

Avocado‑Hatch Chile Fiesta Gift Baskets

posted on July 30th, 2015 by Kim Kaczor-Wardlow

What is a perfect gift? What do you offer the person who has everything? What should I bring to the BBQ or party? These are questions I often ask myself during gift-giving occasions, or even a simple visit to a friend’s house. As Bristol Farms' Kitchens and Gift Director, I instantly recognized the opportunity to create the perfect gift for any occasion through our newly revamped line of Bristol Farms' Signature Gift Baskets. With the help of our own Suzanne MacMillan, Newport Beach Gift Basket Extraordinaire, Bristol Farms will be unveiling a beautiful new line of gift baskets in September of this year. But, we are very excited to present a teaser basket (if you will) that is perfect for summer celebrations, especially our approaching Hatch Chile celebration in August. Our new Avocado-Hatch Chile Fiesta Basket features an array of goodies and kitchen tools, such as an Avocado Tool, Lime Squeezer, Focaccia Crisps, Guacamole Mix, Bristol's Own Hatch Valley Salsa, and Tabasco Sauce… Read More

The Countdown to Hatch!

posted on July 24th, 2015 by John Savidan

It's the Roast with the Most! We're counting down the days (18 of them, in fact) to our 7th annual Hatch Chile Celebration! This is a very exciting time for us and our chile-loving customers who travel both near and far to get a taste of the authentic green chiles from Hatch, New Mexico. You can learn all about what makes these chiles so special on our Hatch page here. We've lined up 7 exciting live Hatch chile roasts in our stores and you can view the schedule below. Do not fret if you are not conveniently located near one of the roasting locations - as we do every year, we will be roasting batches of Hatch chiles out of our Central Kitchen, and shipping them off to all Bristol Farms stores in freezer-ready bags for your enjoyment. We will be offering pre-roasted whole chiles in every heat level, as well as pre-roasted chopped chiles, and fresh Hatch chiles. Not to mention all the other products throughout the store featuring Hatch chiles, such as our Hatch Chile Potato Salad, Hatch… Read More

A sincere thank you, Hatch Chile fans

posted on September 25th, 2014 by John Savidan

As the saying goes, "all good things must come to an end," so we have reached the end of our highly anticipated Hatch Chile season of 2014. But, Hatch Chiles are not just a "good" thing - they are the best chiles in the world, and this is why we believe they are meant to come back year after year, only to grow in popularity each season.   We just wrapped up eight very exciting live Hatch roasts and we would like to send a sincere thank you to all our Hatch customers (existing and many new) for making this season a true success! Each year, our Hatch roasts, recipes, and breadth of items grow and we have our customers to thank for this! Without your love for Hatch, a passion for trying something new, and even making recommendations - we're all ears! - this all would not have been possible.   We ended our season with a second roast in South Pasadena and for the first time in Bristol Farms' history, we completely ran out of product! So, we don't even have chiles to stick in… Read More

Limited Edition Hatch Chile Ice Cream

posted on August 22nd, 2014 by Roger Arechiga

If you haven't been made aware, let me just inform you that we are crazy for Hatch Chiles at Bristol Farms. So, it was a no-brainer when we were provided with an opportunity to partner with local ice cream artisans from L.A. Creamery to develop a Bristol Farms exclusive, limited edition Hatch Chile Ice Cream to offer our customers during Hatch Chile season. You may be skeptical, but I assure you - if you love Hatch Chiles, you will LOVE this ice cream. The flavor delivers the perfect peppery zing and smokiness from the chile, and finishes off with a zesty aftertaste. Those that shy away from spicy foods need not worry - the cream cuts any spice you would typically get from Hatch Chiles.   Our Hatch Chile ice cream is great enjoyed on its own, but we had the pleasure of enjoying a scoop sandwiched between two of our Hatch Chocolate Cherry Cookies from our Bakery. This was a winner! This ultimate Hatch Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich is a must try.   Our Hatch Chile Ice Cream… Read More

Hatch Chile Fresh Dungeness Crab Cakes

posted on August 21st, 2014 by Craig Tsuchiyama

What can be better than a fresh, hand crafted Dungeness crab cake? How about a fresh Dungeness crab cake made with roasted New Mexico Hatch Chiles? Yes, we added these awesome chiles to our crab cakes to add a wonderful smoky and spicy kick. Don’t get me wrong, our new fresh Dungeness crab cakes are fabulous without them, but when Hatch chiles are in season, we just want to add them to everything! Okay, back to our crab cakes...Our cakes are crafted right in our seafood department and made exclusively with fresh Dungeness crab. We feel by using the same high quality crab meat that we sell on a daily basis, our crab cakes will also taste as fresh as if you just made them from scratch. Cooking these crab cakes is simple; in a non-stick pan, sauté over medium heat for about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve with our homemade tartar sauce and a few lemon slices. They can also be enjoyed as a delicious crab cake sandwich. By the way, the Hatch Dungeness Crab Cakes are on sale now through… Read More

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