Five new permits:
- Operator: XTO
- Field: Lost Bridge (Dunn)
- EOG (12): twelve Riverview permits, all in McKenzie County, permits #31804 through 31815, inclusive (see this post)
- Whiting (2); two Zalesky permits, both in Stark County
Factoid: Mother Jones reports that the Dakota Access Pipeline is only seven miles shorter than the Keystone XL would have been.
Hatch Pepper Festival
We've lived in Texas for sixteen years, or thereabouts. We moved to San Antonio in 2000, and the very first August we heard about the "Hatch Festival." It took sixteen (?) years but I finally got around to trying them. Wow! [We moved to DFW area about three years ago -- and there's a huge difference between south Texas and north Texas, but I digress.]
So incredibly easy, and so incredibly good.
1. Roast the Hatch peppers on a grill until the skin is wrinkly and look ready. Not to be burned; to be roasted.
2. Put the Hatch peppers in a closed paper bag for ten or fifteen minutes. (Some YouTube folks say a plastic bag, but I would think that's heresy or something they would do in Turkey.)
3. Remove the skin from the peppers.
4. Slit open the peppers. Fill the peppers with anything you want. I used Texas chili out of the can. My wife stuffed her giant Hatch pepper with a stuffed sole filet from Omaha Steaks and quinoa.
5. Re-heat in microwave (35 seconds for chili-stuffed peppers; longer for the sole filet).
Indoor grills only go up to 450 degrees, and that does not seem hot enough. Broiling would probably be better but I just can't imagine NOT grilling something. So, they were on the grill for a looooooonnng time before putting them into the paper bag for ten minutes.
But they were incredibly delicious.
The mezcal in the photo above was for "show" only. I did not have any mezcal tonight.
The "hot" Hatch peppers were very hot. If you are not used to hot peppers, go with mild peppers. Mild peppers are much bigger anyway.