Chipotle Morita Chile Peppers

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Chipotle Morita Chile Peppers

Chipotle Morita Chile Peppers are indigenous to Mexico and they’ve become almost synonymous in this country with our fairly recent infatuation with chile peppers.

Chipotle chiles are actually completely ripened jalapenos that are then smoke dried. The end result is a dark brown to black colored, wrinkled pepper that has a smoky, somewhat sweet chocolaty aroma and flavor. Chipotle chile peppers are considered a medium heat chile and come it at 5,000 – 10,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). For a more subtle heat you can remove the seeds and stems prior to using.

Originally Chipotle chiles were most commonly used to flavor salsas, stews and soups but now this popular flavor has found its way into everything from fried chicken to chips. Your recipe may call for the chipotle chiles to be lightly toasted (or roasted) and this really brings out the flavor in them. We have also had some recipes calling for them to be lightly fried in oil or even burnt black. You can rehydrate them by soaking in hot water for about 20 minutes.

Contains: Chipotle Chile Peppers

If you are a fan of Chile Peppers, we have a good selection ranging from the mild Ancho Whole Dried and Ancho Powder, to the extreme heat of the Ghost Chile Powder and Ghost Salt.  Others include New Mexico Mild Red & Hot Red Powder, New Mexico Hot Red Crushed, New Mexico Hot Green Powder, Whole New Mexico Dried Red, Urfa Biber from Turkey, Scotch Bonnet Flakes, & Chipotle Powder, Birdseye Powder, Chile de Arbol, Tien Tsin, Aleppo from Syria, Jalapeno Flakes & Powder, Habanero and several other peppers, salts and blends.

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