Los Roast - Red Chiles
The chiles include only 4 ingredients: Roasted NM Green Chiles, lime juice, salt, and garlic. They have a delicious sweet tenderness. To rate the heat of the spice, if a jalapeno was a 5, this rates at about a 5.
The premiere red chile product is unlike the traditional powdered red chile. It goes through the same process as the green chile, only it fully matures on the vine first. The sugars and spice have time to fully develop which lends to the sweetness and forward heat of this New Mexico Chile pepper.
About the Producer:
Los Roast is an Oregon based company that uses only the finest peppers grown in New Mexico. All of their chiles are certified New Mexico grown, and they work directly with several New Mexico farmers in the southern counties bordering Mexico. During the harvest season, they use refrigerated to bring the chiles to Portland and will roast chiles to-order in front of markets and at farmers markets throughout the city.
Los Roast uses chiles that are green (picked early), and red chiles (allowed to ripen fully). The red chiles have a rich sweet pepper flavor. The chopped green chiles have a beautiful complex range of chili flavor and they have managed to address people’s specific appetite for spice levels with mild, medium and hot version. Los Roast encapsulates the home roasted quality by handpicking, roasting and hand packing only the best peppers. One of the signature aspects that we love about these products is that they have little bits of pepper char visible in the bright clear glass bottles. These products have no added vinegar or artificial preservatives.