Red or green? that’s a question every New Mexican knows the answer to and Tomasita’s Albuquerque has been serving it on classic Northern New Mexican cuisine for over 40 years.
Tomasita’s roots are in Albuquerque.
Did you know simple recipes are the best for New Mexican food.
- Red chile pods or roasted chopped green chile
- Olive oil
Recipe: Clean red chile pods (pull of stems, dump out seeds). Rinse chile 4 times. Soak for 4 hours. Blend pods with a little water into a paste (You can not freeze this paste for later use if you want to make a big batch), Put red chile paste into pot to boil. Add water to make it the consistency you want Add salt and garlic. Boil for 20 minutes Make roux: – heat up olive oil in pan – add flour and stir constantly until it is golden brown but not burned. Add roux to chile. Stir well. Boil for 1 minute.
For information and a brief history of Tomasita’s, click here.
Tomasita’s Albuquerque is located in front of the Century 24 movie theater at 4949 Pan American Freeway NE.