I may have mentioned before that I grew up in the alfalfa fields of northern New Mexico. And the secret sauce up there is definitely green chile. We put it on everything. On our eggs, our hamburgers, in stews, casseroles and dips. Even jelly and ice cream. Imagine a green chile world where the celebrated Hatch green chile that Whole Foods romanticizes each Fall is only so-so in quality comparatively.
It is amazing food. Got a stuffy nose or a cold? Spicy green chile clears the sinuses in a hurry. Cold winter's eve? Nothing warms the belly quite like green chile stew. Warm summer's night? Chile rellenos with sour cream. It's the universal
So what do I use these days when I want to fortify my constitution? I've actually fallen into the habit of using horseradish. I put in on my sandwiches, salads, meats. And the good stuff will definitely clear the sinuses in a rush. Lucky for me, well prepared sauce is low calorie, and a little bit goes a long, long way.
I'm just waiting for the ice cream...
What's your secret sauce?