Central Market’s Hatch Chile Recipe Contest Ends on Monday

Central Market’s annual Hatch Chile Recipe Contest is drawing to a close. If you haven’t come forward with an idea for a starters, entree, desserts, or drink, now’s the time. “From five ingredients to 50,” says CM, “nothing’s out of bounds if it involves a heavenly helping of Hatch.” Recipes are due via the website by Monday, August 22, at 10 am. Central Market will select eight winning recipes—one for each store. Each of the eight winning entries will receive 75 pounds of Hatch chile peppers and a $100 Central Market gift card. Plus, all entrants receive one-time offer for a coupon for $5 off a $25 purchase just for entering.

Personally, the Pear, Hatch Chile, and tequila sorbet on their inspiration page has me thinking what I could come up with.

While you’re at it, enter to judge the contest. Just prepare a brief statement about your best chile memory to qualify. Central Market selects one judge for each store. Limit one entry per person. Entries for this also close on Monday, August 22, 2011, at 10 am.