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Recipes with chipotle. Folks there are lots of recipes that require chipotle peppers. I don't know it they ask for chipotle in adobo or not.

asked by Jdtirado almost 5 years ago
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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 5 years ago

Great question -- if it's not clear in the ingredient list, it sometimes helps to look in the instructions. If you need to chop or puree the chipotles, it's a good bet to use chipotle in adobo. If the peppers get soaked or ground, then I'd use a dried one.

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added almost 5 years ago

Thank you for your prompt reply.

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added almost 5 years ago

unless the product ends up being all dry I'd always go with chipotle in adobo sauce because it's so delicious :)

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added almost 5 years ago

Thanks all for the reply. I do find the chipotle in adobo to be extremely hot. I recently tried to make enchiladas and used the adobo packed chipotle, which resulted in scorching my guest's palate. I was just wondering if there was a way to reduce the heat.

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 5 years ago

If you use a dried chipotle and remove the seeds, that should reduce the heat. Another approach is to add half of what any recipe calls for and then add more to taste. That way you can find the amount of heat that works for you. I often do this with recipes that call for chiles (dried and fresh).

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added almost 5 years ago

I puree my canned chipotles in adobo. Scoop by teaspoon "lumps" on a sheet tray. Freeze and then store in a freezer bag. When a recipe calls for the ingredient, I then add by teaspoon to find the amount I prefer, and note the measurement on the recipe.

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Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

added almost 5 years ago

Cool idea.

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added almost 5 years ago

Excellent tip!

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added almost 5 years ago

Also, try different brands as some are hotter than others