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Grilled Tequila Chicken and Hatch Chile Quesadillas

Photographs: Marvin Gapultos

In general, roasted Hatch chiles have a nice bit of spicy heat to them (though Hatch varietals can range from mild to very hot). Hatches are also bittersweet, grassy, and smoky and have an overall flavor (some say) that are unlike any other chili pepper. That said, I do find that Anaheims or Poblanos are suitable substitutes—so don't fret if you don't have fresh Hatch chilis available to you.

About the author: Marvin Gapultos is the author of the Filipino food blog, Burnt Lumpia. His first cookbook is due out in 2013. When he isn't cooking or writing about Filipino food, Marvin is usually enjoying a beer or cocktail, and thinking about what to eat with said beer or cocktail. You can follow him on Twitter @BurntLumpia.

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