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Leftover canned chipotles in Adobo Sauce?

Angelina Sep 24, 2009 11:11 AM

I made an amazing pork tenderloin the other day using these canned babies. I never cook anything else with them, but I have quite a bit leftover. Any suggestions?

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    Marion Morgenthal Sep 24, 2009 11:15 AM

    I asked the same question a while ago, and got some great responses: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/575384

    I just put the stuff from the can in the food processor, and have kept in a plastic bag in the fridge for use whenever necessary--it seems to keep forever.

    care to share the pork tenderloin recipe?

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    1. re: Marion Morgenthal
      Angelina Sep 24, 2009 12:53 PM

      oooh..Thanks! Yes, I can share the recipe once I get home! I will gladly post it!

      Just so you know, it was basically white wine, garlic and shallots sauteed, cream (calls for heavy I used light) and the canned chipotle peppers...SOOOOO GOOD! I will post all measurements later!

      1. re: Marion Morgenthal
        coll Sep 24, 2009 01:03 PM

        I had heard they last forever, but the last batch I put in the fridge got all moldy pretty quickly. Well it could have been a month or so, I don't use as much as some people. So now I keep in the freezer, where it will last forever (if necessary).

        1. re: Marion Morgenthal
          Norm Man Sep 25, 2009 12:47 PM

          I whip up a can of chipoles and the adobo sauce in my food processor and keep it in a jar in my fridge. It's one of my favorite condiments -- add a spoonful to mayo or ketchup, add some to a stew or other braise, etc.

          And it does seem to keep forever -- the ley is the vinegar in the adobo sauce.

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          sparkareno Sep 24, 2009 11:34 AM

          I dump the whole can--sauce & all-in a ziploc bag & put it in the freezer.It's real easy to just break off a little corner whenever I want & they defrost really quickly.

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            relizabeth Sep 24, 2009 12:09 PM

            These are truely worth their weight in gold in London, so we put leftovers in a jar and in the fridge.

            1. thew Sep 24, 2009 12:27 PM

              with sour cream, mayo, and lime juice in a blender. great sauce for fish tacos, spread on sandwiches, etc

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                spineguy Sep 24, 2009 02:03 PM

                Best sandwich ever, spread a little pureed chipotle on sourdough bread, with sliced turkey breast and muenster cheese, and grilled. Fantastic.

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                tidecreek Sep 24, 2009 04:39 PM

                I freeze the left over chipotles in Ice Cube trays so I can take out what I want individually with a little sauce, works great and lasts forever.

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