Assemble a condiments plate that will please your palate, including sprouts, fresh bell peppers and chilies, lemon or lime slices, and soy sauce.
Black beans (drained), kidney beans (drained), corn, salsa, and a small can of chopped chilies
One of the best-known local chilies can be found at the Tiny Tavern, which offers a nothing-fancy version of the stew, famously served with garlic bread and Olympia beer.
Chopped jalapeno peppers or green chilies (optional)
When using chilies
, wear gloves if your skin is sensitive.
At right, we give a quick method for stringing chilies.
For a 6- to 10-inch-long ristra with small chilies such as 'Cascabelle' or 'De Arbol', you'll need 5 to 10 pounds.
Grind your own chilies
by heating pods in a dry saute pan to release flavorful oils; grind with an old coffee grinder.
Rellenos with Shrimp 8 to 12 fresh large Anaheim (6 to 6-1/2 in.
Spunky green chilies
give a real south-of-the-border twist to juicy chopped beef, tasty pink beans, jalapeno peppers and special spices and seasonings - resulting in a zesty Tex-Mex chili.
Muir Glen's Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
are a smoky and spicy blend of flame-roasted and smoked tomatoes and fresh organic green chilies
, perfect for dips, pasta sauces and Mexican dishes.
ConAgra Foods contributed $5,000 of the award because Wilkey's winning recipe included Hunt's(R) tomatoes, Ro*Tel(R) diced tomatoes & green chilies
, Gebhardt(R) chili powder and Wesson(R) oil, all quality products from ConAgra Foods.