I couldn't believe it the other day when we walked into our local Fred Meyer (kinda like a nicer super Walmart) and found bone fide Hatch green chili. Unfortunately there wasn't a roaster waiting outside to get it all good for us.
Online I found a suggestion to roast it in a dry cast-iron skillet. Didn't work too well. I also tried on the open flame of the gas stove. Worked ok, but they certainly weren't as soft as real-roasted! I guess we will just have to wait for my mom to come visit and restock us with frozen-fresh roasted Hatch green chili.
Funny thing is I never liked the stuff growing up. Sing it with me now. . . Don't know what you've got til it's gone.