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extra chipotle peppers in adobo, what do do?

Wendy Lai Jan 13, 2005 12:21 PM

I'd like to make some sort of braising food with the leftover peppers. They are so spicy, it seems most recipe calls for one or two. I think they'll keep pretty well in the fridge, but what can I do with them?

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    dude Jan 13, 2005 12:46 PM

    I've enjoyed combining with some stew meat (beef or pork) a bunch of onions, and some canned crushed tomatoes and braising for a couple of hours, and then eating in a tortilla (garnish to taste.)

    Alton Brown adds one or two finely diced to mashed sweet potato.

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      Pete-Man Jan 13, 2005 12:51 PM

      chop up a bit and add to:

      Roast Beef or Pork / Lechon / Carnitas (on a roll, perhaps)
      Corn bread
      a basic bechamel or veloute (over enchiladas, sauteed snapper, crab cakes . . . )
      a glaze or marinade for roast fowl
      bbq sauce

      . . .

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        DeeDee Jan 13, 2005 12:55 PM

        It's good to add them to black beans with a little vegetable stock,cilantro and sauteed onions and then pour the beans over tortilla chips for an impromptu nachos fest. If you just put the peppers in a tupperware container they last forever in the refrigerator.

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          farmersdaughter Jan 13, 2005 12:58 PM

          I put them in my homemade hummus. I also make chipotle mayonnaise, which is great as a spread on roast beef sandwiches or dolloped on fingerling potatoes.

          Or you can freeze them; there's a thread a little further down the page on tips for that.

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          1. re: farmersdaughter
            nja Jan 17, 2005 08:14 PM

            hummus + chipotle = smoky creamy garlicky spicy ecstasy

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            Candy Jan 13, 2005 12:59 PM

            Make up a batch of chipotle mayo. Great on burgers. Just chop fine and stir into mayo. It will keep for awhile. We just had it on chicken sandwiches at lunch today and no need to pay the price for the pre-made stuff from French's and not a sweet either.

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            1. re: Candy
              eric Jan 13, 2005 01:14 PM

              I like to saute mushrooms with a little chopped up chipotle. Nice for an omelette filling.

              1. re: Candy
                GretchenS Jan 13, 2005 04:37 PM

                Chipotle mayo is also great on avocado sandwiches.

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                Pius Avocado III Jan 13, 2005 02:43 PM

                Tinga poblano: pork shoulder, chorizo, tomato, and onion simmered in a small amount of pork stock or water with several chipotles and their accompanying adobo. Excellent for tacos, tostadas, etc. Not a braise per se, but it does involve cooking in liquid.

                I also puree the chiles in their adobo and slather 'em on the inside of grilled cheese sandwiches, adding cilantro, red onion and tomato if available.

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                  Neta Jan 13, 2005 04:01 PM

                  Put a couple of cloves of garlic, the rest of the can of chipotles and an undrained can of tomatillos in a blender. Whirl with a few pulses and you have a great salsa to put on eggs, use as a dip, or any way you would use salsa. Lasts a long time in the fridge.

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